One pot quinoa and red lentils

Lentils and quinoa are full of dietary fibre which is required for optimal digestive health and to keep cholesterol levels at a healthy level. The dish is also combined with vegetables to make for one relatively simple and nutritious meal.

Serves: 4
Ingredients: 15
Serving size: 497 g
Total calories: 366 g
Protein: 17.2 g
Fat: 10.91 g
Carbohydrates: 52.88 g
Fibre: 9.4 g


  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped finely
  • 1 cup mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 cup red lentils, well rinsed
  • 2 tsp Italian herbs
  • 5 cups water
  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa, well rinsed
  • 2 cups spinach, chopped finely
  • Pinch sea salt & pepper
  • Mixed nuts or seeds
  • Handful fresh parsley, chopped roughly


  1. Put olive oil in large pot over medium heat with onion and garlic to cook for 3 minutes.
  2. Add carrot, celery, and mushroom and cook for a further few minutes.
  3. Add lentils, herbs and spices then vegetable stock.
  4. Allow to simmer for half an hour.
  5. Add quinoa and cook for a further 10 minutes.
  6. Toss spinach through and cook for another 5 minutes.
  7. Remove from pot and top with sea salt, pepper, nuts, seeds and fresh parsley.
  8. Serve and enjoy!
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