Quinoa, lentil & feta salad

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

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:15 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 286
  • fat 9g
  • saturates 3g
  • carbs 39g
  • sugars 6g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 16g
  • 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

Tip

Tip
For extra flavour, try adding a stock cube to the water when cooking quinoa. Kallo has an excellent range of Very Low Salt cubes.

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.