Monday, March 11, 2013

Garlic Quinoa and Lentils

Garlic Quinoa and Lentils
Makes about 5 cups

·         2 Tb. minced garlic (3-4 cloves)- Modify amount if you aren't a garlic lover
·         1 cube (about a Tb) veggie stock (or water)
·         11/4 c. quinoa (rinsed)
·         11/4 c. red lentils (rinsed)
·         51/2 c. water (or veggie stock)
·         1/2 Tb. minced dried onion flakes (or you could sauté as much minced fresh onion as you like with the garlic)
·         1/2 Tb. oregano
·         fresh cracked pepper
·         3/4 tsp. kosher/sea salt
·         1 tsp. coriander
·         1/4 tsp. cumin
·         1/4 tsp. chili powder

1.    In a medium large saucepan, sauté garlic (and onion if desired) in veggie stock (or water) until garlic is aromatic
2.    Add quinoa, lentils and water (or veggie stock) and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer
3.    Add all the seasonings while you are bringing it to a boil. Allow to simmer until most of the liquid has been absorbed and quinoa and lentils are tender.

·         On a whole wheat wrap tortilla, or large leaf of lettuce, spread Simply Easy Hummus and Garlic Quinoa and Lentils. Top with salsa, avocado, lettuce and tomatoes for delicious wraps!
·         Use as a rice and beans-type addition to any meal!

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