Quinoa-Lentil Salad…A Salad that Fills You Up

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Are you looking to add more salads to your menu? I can help you with that! This Quinoa-Lentil Salad will fill you up AND taste great! If you don’t have quinoa you can substitute cooked brown rice. quinoa lentil salad

I prefer to cook the quinoa and lentils ahead of time and toss this together in a few minutes. If you still need to cook your quinoa and lentils don’t worry, it only takes about 20 minutes. You can chop veggies while you wait. I add various veggies depending on what I have on hand but this is my basic recipe.

quinoa lentil salad

Quinoa-Lentil Salad

serves 1


  • 1/2 cup cooked lentils (seasoned with a little garlic and onion powder)
  • 1/2 cup cook quinoa (or substitute cooked brown rice)
  • 2-3 cups mixed greens or your favorite lettuce
  • 1/4 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup diced cucumbers
  • 1/8 cup diced red onions


  1. If desired, heat (seasoned) lentils and quinoa.
  2. Fill a large bowl or plate with greens/lettuce/
  3. Dump lentils and quinoa over greens, then top with diced veggies.


I love this salad with equal parts lemon juice and red wine vinegar (1 Tbsp each) but it is also delicious with my other oil-free dressings. Try the popular Sweet & Tangy Salad Dressing or the new Creamy Italian Salad Dressing that my pickiest kid eats with a spoon!

For more salad inspiration check out my Salad Board on Pinterest! I’ll be adding lots of new salads and oil-free salad dressings this summer. You don’t want to miss them!

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  1. Yum, looks delicious! Love me some quiona! 😉

    • Me too Kim! Although my Costco doesn’t have as great of a deal anymore. I need to find a better deal so I can make it all summer.

  2. I love this! Grill the onions first for extra tastiness!!

    • I’ve done that before! My Cranberry and Squash salad uses grilled onions. I’m usually too impatient though. I love grilled onions!

  3. I love your website and pinterest page, and the email I received was relevant and well-done. I also like the fact that you get right to the recipe! I’m looking forward to following you posts on all fronts, and I wish you well!

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