Smokey Lentils and Quinoa

Prep Time

5 minutes

Prep Notes

This dish can make a nice vegetarian main dish, about 2-3 servings, or 4-6 side dish servings.  It's great when added to a green salad along with some grilled salmon.   

Cooking Time

15 minutes




1T. Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)

½ cup chopped yellow onion

1 Clove garlic, minced

1 red bell pepper, chopped

½ cup red lentils

½ cup rinsed quinoa

½ to ¾ tsp smoked paprika (as desired)

1 ½ cup low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth

Sea salt to taste


Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add 1 T. EVOO and heat for about 1 minute.  Then add the onions, garlic and red pepper.  Sauté for 3-5 minutes until veggies are tender then add lentils, quinoa, smoked paprika and broth.  Stir to combine, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer covered for about 15 minutes or until lentils and quinoa are tender.  Season with a little sea salt, if desired. 


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