Citrus-Chia Quinoa & Lentil Salad

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

Salads are satisfying, but usually they’re missing a key nutrition component: protein. To turn leafy greens into a meal, you could add chopped chicken, chickpeas or another salad-compatible protein source. Or, drizzle on a dressing that eliminates extra calories and flavors you’d rather do without. With nine grams of protein per serving, Tru Table dressing is a dream come true for dieters, vegetarians, athletes or anyone looking for a little protein lift without a lot of fuss. Here, it brings a burst of citrus zestiness to an already protein-packed salad mix of tender lentils and fluffy, nutty quinoa.

Citrus-Chia Quinoa & Lentil Salad
Citrus-Chia Quinoa & Lentil Salad

Makes 4-6 servings

Recipe courtesy of Tru Table

Ingredients

4 oz. Tru Table Orange Citrus & Black Chia Seed Protein Dressing
1 cup lentils
1 cup quinoa
1 seedless cucumber, diced
4 scallions (white and green parts), sliced
8 grape tomatoes, halved
¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
¼ cup fresh mint, chopped

Directions

  1. To cook quinoa, combine with 2 cups of water in small pot. Cook quinoa about 20 minutes, until water is absorbed.
  2. To cook lentils, combine with enough water to cover by an inch in medium-sized pot. Bring water to a boil, reduce heat and cook for 30 to 40 minutes until lentils are tender.
  3. In large bowl, combine quinoa and lentils. Pour dressing over mixture while still warm.
  4. Let salad cool to room temperature. Stir in vegetables and herbs.