Quinoa, lentil & feta salad

Quinoa, lentil & feta salad

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Quinoa, a protein-rich seed, makes a great substitute for rice or couscous

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
286
protein
16g
carbs
39g
fat
9g
saturates
3g
fibre
2g
sugar
6g
salt
1.48g

Ingredients

  • 200g quinoa
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 shallot or ½ onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp tarragon, roughly chopped
  • 14oz 400g can Puy or green lentils rinsed and drained
  • ¼ cucumber, lightly peeled and diced
  • 100g feta cheese, crumbled
  • 6 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • zest and juice 1 orange
  • 1 tbsp red or white wine vinegar

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Method

  1. Cook the quinoa in a large pan of boiling water for 10-15 mins until tender, drain well, then set aside to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a small pan, then cook the shallot or onion for a few mins until softened. Add the tarragon, stir well, then remove from the heat.
  3. Stir the softened shallot and tarragon into the cooled quinoa along with the lentils, cucumber, feta, spring onions, orange zest and juice and vinegar. Toss well together and chill until ready to serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2009

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chacha18's picture

I've made this a lot of times for different people and they have all enjoyed it, and it's definately a favourite

lahlah's picture
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I have made this recipe several times and passed the recipe on. It is fabulous, so nutty and tasty. I put in double the Feta though - just because we like it!

sylwie's picture
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I made this to go with some barbecued meat and it was very nice! the quinoa and lentil go very well together and it is highly healthy so it is great!

annelisarkanen's picture
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It was good. I didn't have any tarragon... I perhaps wouldn't make with the orange juice next time although maybe having the tarragon makes the difference. I also added garlic to the onions which worked well.

angmunchkin's picture
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Very zingy; lentils go well with the quinoa; first time I have tried this wonder grain, and it's lovely. An unusual flavour combination -- liquorice of tarragon, saltiness of feta, and sweet acid of orange juice, but it works :) I recommend it.

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