Quinoa and Lentil Pilaf

An easy, tasty, high-protein vegetarian dish



1 tablespoon olive oil (or alternative cooking oil)

1 onion chopped

2-3 cloves garlic chopped

some fresh ginger chopped

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1 carrot peeled and chopped

1 stick celery chopped

1 pepper chopped (I used a red pepper. You could also use a yellow or green pepper)

half a cup quinoa

half a cup lentils (I used green lentils. You could also use red or brown lentils)

2 cups water

juice of 1 lemon


This recipe makes 2 servings



Step 1: Heat olive oil in a saucepan and cook onion, garlic and ginger for 2-3 minutes. 


Step 2: Add in ground cumin and coriander and cook for another 1-2 minutes. 


Step 3: Add in carrot, celery and pepper and cook for another 1-2 minutes. 


Step 4: Add in quinoa, lentils, water and lemon juice. Bring to boil, then simmer for 15-20 minutes (all the water should be absorbed). 


Step 5: Enjoy this pilaf for lunch or dinner. If you have some leftover you can put it in the fridge and reheat it the next day.