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Orange-Balsamic Lentils and Mixed Grains

In Mains (Vegetarian), Salads on April 3, 2016 at 9:08 AM

Orange-Balsamic Lentils and Rice

Another cute radish rose!

This was a quick and easy main course salad that paired well with the spring kale salad which contained all the vegetables.

Orange-Balsamic Lentils and Rice

I just took a citrus-heavy dressing – predominantly orange juice with a splash of balsamic vinegar – and mixed it with the lentils, quinoa, amaranth and millet blend. It worked out much better than I imagined.

The other great thing about both this salad and spring kale salad is that the leftovers were delicious and lasted all week.

Orange-Balsamic Lentils and Rice

 

I am sharing this with Meat Free Mondays.

Orange-Balsamic Lentils and Rice
Dressing inspired by Giada De Laurentis

1/2 lb dry lentils (~1 cup)
1 lb quinoa-millet-amaranth blend (we used this one)

2 orange, zested and juiced
1 tsp pureed garlic
1/2 tsp salt
4 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp olive oil

1. In two medium-large pots, cook the lentils and multigrain blend according to package directions. Drain and allow to cool.

2. Meanwhile, juice and zest your oranges into a large mixing bowl. Add the garlic, salt, balsamic vinegar and oil.

3. Add the cooked lentils and grains to the dressing and toss to mix well.

Serves 6-8.

  1. Oooh this is an interesting way to enjoy grains. I like it!

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