Lentil-Quinoa Salad with fresh Ginger

Lentil-Quinoa Salad with fresh Ginger

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  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total: 45 min
  • Serving: Serves 4

Try this refreshing, zesty salad to kick off the warm season!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup dried green lentils – rinsed
  • 1/2 cup quinoa – rinsed
  • 1 cup fresh asparagus cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup EVOO
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate red wine vinegar (or you can use 1/8 cup red wine vinegar and 1/8 cup pomegranate juice)
  • 1 tbsp. grated ginger
  • 1 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. dried red pepper flakes
  • 3/4 cup fresh mint leaves – chopped
  • 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 6 cups mixed radicchio and arugula leaves

Directions

  1. Cook lentils and quinoa according to the package directions, cool and set aside. Cook the asparagus by steaming or boiling it for 1 minute.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the oil, vinegar, ginger, salt, black pepper, and pepper flakes in a medium bowl.
  3. Add the cooled lentil mixture, mint, and pine nuts to the oil mixture and toss gently until coated.
  4. Serve over arugula and radicchio mix.

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