Main image of Protein-Packed Lentil & Quinoa Salad

Protein-Packed Lentil & Quinoa Salad

10 min

Meal

Side

Salad

This salad can be enjoyed as a refreshing meal, or as a side dish. It's got some protein-packed ingredients and is wonderfully balanced with grains and veggies as well.

Servings

Total

10 min

Prep

10 min

Contains

Soy symbol

soy

Sesame symbol

sesame

Swap out

Gluten symbol

gluten

Free from

Peanut symbol

peanut

Treenut symbol

tree nut

Ingredients

Dressing

Salad

  • 2½ cups (495 g)
    cooked brown lentils
  • 3 cups (555 g)
    cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup (155 g)
    cooked shelled edamame
  • 1
    red bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 cups (90 g)
    fresh spinach

Optional garnish

Buy ingredients on AmazonFresh  

Directions

Click:

  1. Mix all of the dressing ingredients in a bowl or mason jar until creamy.
  2. Add all of the salad ingredients to a large bowl and toss to combine.
  3. Mix in the salad dressing when ready to serve, toss to combine, and enjoy!

Storage

  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Store the sauce separately and combine only when ready to serve.

Plate method

The Plate Method is a visual tool that helps us ensure our dietary needs are on track. Touch the image below to see how this recipe measures up.

Grains 28%

cooked quinoa

Proteins 26%

tahini

cooked brown lentils

Fruits & Veggies 46%

cooked shelled edamame

red bell pepper

fresh spinach

Calcium
No significant sources of calcium
Fat

tahini

Nutrition info

We believe that focusing on numbers can harm our relationship with food. Instead, our philosophy is to Nourish the Cells & the Soul. If you require specific nutrition information due to a medical condition, please consult with a dietitian or physician. The nutritional information provided is composed with the utmost care. However, we cannot guarantee the correctness of the displayed values, see also our disclaimer.

Show nutrition info  

Watch it step-by-step!

More for the eyes

image of image of image of

Discussion & Rating

Rate this post


Neille - April 4, 2021, 11:54 p.m.

This is an overall "Wow" rating. It just happens to land here. The way you have developed your site is inventive and genius. I just discovered that I can cross off my ingredient list. Love it so much my heart rate went up! I haven't seen another site like this, so thorough and informative and in such a tasteful (pun intended) way. An inspiration and a pleasure to browse, cook, bake, eat, and watch you and your teams hard work and oh so deserving success! Love the interactive browsing features and illustrated nutrition info. All around aesthetically pleasing through and through. I aim to cook and bake every beautiful bite. Thank you!

PUL Team - April 5, 2021, 7:06 p.m.

Aww thank YOU, Neille, for your very kind words and glowing feedback! We're so grateful to have you in our PUL family and are so happy you're enjoying the new website 🥰


Sorana - March 30, 2021, 6:21 p.m.

It's so tasty and versatile! I love it. It was my first time using tahini and I can say that it was a success! Lots of love!

PUL Team - April 3, 2021, 12:45 a.m.

Ooh super cool, Sorana! Tahini is definitely a fun one to experiment with. Glad it was a success 🤗