Fragrant Quinoa and Lentils


Quinoa, the new gluten free grain of choice, is growing exponentially in popularity.  This simple fragrant quinoa and lentils side dish comes from the Speed Vegan blog.

Special Diet Notes: Fragrant Quinoa and Lentils

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.

Fragrant Quinoa and Lentils
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 (15oz) can lentils, drained
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup dried currants
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  1. Bring water to a boil and add quinoa, olive oil, salt and thyme.
  2. Cover and simmer for 8-12 minutes until quinoa has absorbed all the liquid.
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  4. In a large bowl, combine quinoa, lentils and spices.
  5. Stir in dried currants and serve.


About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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