Vegan Quinoa, Lentil, Dried Cranberry & Pistachio Salad a.k.a. Rainbow On Your Plate & You’ll Love It So Much, You’ll Think It’s Fate!

Vegan Quinoa, Lentil, Dried Cranberry & Pistachio Salad a.k.a. Rainbow On Your Plate & You’ll Love It So Much, You’ll Think It’s Fate!

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This weekend for meal prep, I whipped this quinoa salad up for a client & TBH, it looked so good, that I needed to whip it up for my family’s meal prep too! She basically told me she trusted me blindly & that I should come up with something the whole family would love, so that’s what I did! Feedback? She proceeded to tell me it was the best quinoa salad she’s ever had! I was so touched!

So here I am, sharing with you the quinoa salad I got jealous of & had to make for my own family & the same salad that my client said she absolutely adored! I mean, it’s only fair that I share this deliciousness with all of you that I adore so much, right?

What’s in this rainbow of a bowl?

  • Whole-grain quinoa
  • Sprouted green lentils
  • Dried cranberries
  • Cucumber
  • Red onion
  • Cilantro
  • Raw organic pistachios

And the dressing? Super simple! I only add olive oil to my dressings on the rare occasion because I much rather load the salad up with ingredients rich in healthy fats! I’m a fan of super simple, easy dressings that I can season in the same bowl (as opposed to having to blend them up or whisk them together!).

This one’s made with:

  • Fresh lemon
  • White wine vinegar
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • A splash of maple syrup
  • Sea salt & black pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Dried herbs

So basically, you’ve got a salad loaded with vitamin C, anti-inflammatory ingredients, natural sweetness, plant-based protein, tons of fibre, gut-healing perks, skin benefits, herbs that detoxify the body of toxins, heavy metals & unwanted particles & tons of iron, calcium, magnesium, vitamin K & antioxidants! I WILL SURE AF TAKE IT, you?

And wait for it… not only are you getting all those amazing health benefits, but you’re also getting a fresh, hearty, delicious, crispy, crunchy, chewy, slightly sweet & meal-prep friendly salad! 

INGREDIENTS:

FOR SALAD:

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa (cooked according to package directions)
  • 1/2 cup cooked sprouted green lentils (cooked according to package directions)
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 2 small cucumbers, diced
  • 1/4 cup organic unsweetened dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup organic raw pistachios
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

FOR DRESSING:

  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp. organic white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. raw organic apple cider vinegar
  • A splash of pure organic maple syrup
  • Sea salt & black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. dried herbs

HOW?:

  • Cook your quinoa & lentils according to package directions.
  • Once they are cooked, set them aside to cool off.
  • While they cool, prepare & chop the rest of your ingredients.
  • Add all your ingredients to a large mixing bowl.

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  • Season the salad directly in the bowl & toss to coat the ingredients in it.
  • Once seasoned, serve & ENJOY! 🙂 
    • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.

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