This is my last month posting as a Life Made Delicious blogger. It’s been a fun year and being part of this has made me challenge myself a little more in the kitchen. I began clean eating only this past November, and I started as a #LMDConnector in June of last year.
I love salads all year. Finding protein that is not meat is not hard. I know it’s a question that most vegetarians get. How do you get your protein? Well there are a lot of options. Now I am not a vegetarian but I have cut down a lot on my meat consumption. So one of my go to foods is legumes. I love lentils. They are so easy to cook. My kids love lentils as well. So I put together a quick recipe today just from what I had in the pantry and the fridge.
I started with red lentils. The ration I used was one cup of lentils to three cups of water. Bring to a boil and simmer for ten minutes
Next was the Quinoa. One cup of dry to two cups of water. Again bring to a boil and simmer for about twelve minutes.
I wanted to throw in a little extra flavor so I sautéed some sweet Vidalia onions in olive oil.
I cut up my veggies and added everything all together.
The dressing I used was a simple one.
1/4 cup of olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp fresh oregano
1 tsp of sea salt
I mixed it all in and let it sit. Not before taking a bit in a separate bowl for me. I added some fresh chopped cilantro to my personal serving.
There you have a delicious salad for all year, but especially nice for the summer. Lentils and quinoa are so simple to cook, it’s not hard to eat a little healthier if that is your goal.