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Protein-Packed Lentil & Quinoa Salad

10 min




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.



10 min


10 min


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  • 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

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  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!


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

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Plate method

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Grains 28%

cooked quinoa

Proteins 26%


cooked brown lentils

Fruits & Veggies 46%

cooked shelled edamame

red bell pepper

fresh spinach

No significant sources of calcium


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.

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Ananya - Sept. 3, 2021, 4:14 p.m.

I love the new site. It's so cool that we can change serving sizes! Makes calculation that much easier.

Could someone please let me know the quantity of uncooked (and unsoaked) brown lentils and raw quinoa?

PUL Team - Sept. 4, 2021, 1:32 a.m.

It means so much that you're enjoying the new website, Ananya, thank you! For the uncooked and unsoaked ingredients, it works out to around 1 cup of dry lentils and 1 cup dry quinoa. We hope this helps and you enjoy the recipe 🙂

The Aspiring Vegan - Aug. 20, 2021, 6:39 a.m.

Dear PUL Team, you made me fall in love with nourishment (and edamame). This recipe is great! Super easy to make too. Thanks!

Kyla - May 17, 2021, 7:54 p.m.

This is a winner salad, for sure! I loved it.

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 🤗