Quinoa and Lentils Recipe: High Protein Vegetarian and Vegan Meal Ideas
Quinoa and lentils are two of the most popular plant-based proteins for vegetarians and vegans. They are both high in protein, fiber, and essential vitamins and minerals. Quinoa and lentils are also incredibly versatile and can be used in a variety of dishes. In this article, we will explore some delicious quinoa and lentils recipes that are perfect for vegetarians and vegans looking for high-protein meal ideas.
Quinoa and Lentils Salad
This quinoa and lentils salad is a great way to get your daily dose of protein and fiber. Start by cooking 1 cup of quinoa and 1 cup of lentils according to the package instructions. Once cooked, combine the quinoa and lentils in a large bowl. Add in 1 cup of diced tomatoes, 1/2 cup of diced cucumber, 1/4 cup of diced red onion, 1/4 cup of chopped fresh parsley, and 1/4 cup of crumbled feta cheese. For the dressing, whisk together 1/4 cup of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine. Serve the salad chilled or at room temperature.
Quinoa and Lentils Burgers
These quinoa and lentils burgers are a great way to get your protein and fiber in a delicious and satisfying meal. Start by combining 1 cup of cooked quinoa, 1 cup of cooked lentils, 1/2 cup of diced onion, 1/2 cup of diced bell pepper, 1/4 cup of chopped fresh parsley, 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a large bowl. Mix until everything is combined. Form the mixture into 4 patties. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add the patties to the skillet and cook for 4-5 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Serve the burgers on a toasted bun with your favorite toppings.
Quinoa and Lentils Stuffed Peppers
These quinoa and lentils stuffed peppers are a great way to get your protein and fiber in a delicious and healthy meal. Start by preheating the oven to 375 degrees F. Cut 4 bell peppers in half and remove the seeds. Place the peppers in a baking dish and set aside. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup of cooked quinoa, 1 cup of cooked lentils, 1/2 cup of diced onion, 1/2 cup of diced bell pepper, 1/4 cup of chopped fresh parsley, 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Mix until everything is combined. Stuff the peppers with the quinoa and lentil mixture and top with 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the peppers are tender. Serve the stuffed peppers with your favorite toppings.
What are the health benefits of quinoa and lentils?
Quinoa and lentils are both high in protein, fiber, and essential vitamins and minerals. They are also low in fat and calories, making them a great choice for vegetarians and vegans looking for healthy meal options.
Can I freeze quinoa and lentils?
Yes, you can freeze quinoa and lentils. Cook the quinoa and lentils according to the package instructions, then let them cool completely. Place the quinoa and lentils in an airtight container or freezer bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. When ready to use, thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
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How bad did you burn your hand went you drained the lentils?
Going to try this today! Thank you! I'm sure it will be delicious!
Any ideas of what you might serve this with? A simple green salad?
You discarded all the nutrients by throwing away the water in which you boiled the lentils. Instead, you should have either pressure-cooked them in just enough water or added pre-soaked lentils (after rinsing) to the sautéed onions.
Next, crushed Ginger is a must whenever you cook Lentils or any legumes or Chicpeas. It prevents gas and improves digestion.
I would have used fresh tomatoes instead of tomato paste and substituted fresh chopped Cilantro for Parsley for more aromatic and subtle flavor.
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Looks easy, delicious and wholesome. I love your videos. Thank you for sharing ❤
Love your videos!!
Your videos are always so calming and full of delicious meal ideas!
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I will be making this tonight for dinner. Looking forward to tasting this evening. Watching from California. Thank you💐
Looks absolutely wonderful and delicious
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Please advise if you make your own vegetable stock if so a recipe please 🙏
Thank you for this awesome recipe. I will certainly make it.🎉
Wonderful healthy recipe with quinoa & lentils
This looks so delish, cannot wait to make it tomorrow! Quick qn, when I eat a lof of quinoa, I get these terrible cramps, is it my quinoa that is a problem or is this a common problem?
Tasty n healthy as always 😍
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This looks delicious! Do I need to have green lentils, or can I use substitute with brown?
Yummy looking😊 Thanks for sharing!
This is a basic everyday Indian dish, except for the use of quinoa instead of rice/cracked wheat, and with fewer spices.
I was just wondering, if I make this 4 to 5 hours before eating would it be okay or would it get mushy , cause I'd like to make this before I go to work and have it ready for dinner
I believe that I have everything to make this in my fridge and cupboards….which is awesome….thanks for another healthy, tasty recipe!