A simple, high-protein side dish that I have now coined as “quentil” is something I created from a few other recipes and a need to use some lentils in the pantry, as well as wanting to make some additional high protein, meat-less dishes for my family. (This was one of the great recommendations for frugal and healthy meal planning).
I made this with roasted vegetables for dinner and then used the leftovers along with some chicken on another day.
What you need:
14 oz chicken or vegetable broth
1 c. quinoa
1 c. lentils
3/4 c. frozen peas
2 TB Parmesan cheese or a dairy-free replacement
1 tsp butter or alternative
What to do:
Preheat the oven to 350
Mix everything together in an oven-safe dish with cover
Add foil over the dish and cover
Cook for 40 minutes and then let sit for 10+ minutes.
When you open it, it will look ugly, so mix it around and serve
Tastes great with roasted veggies
And even the little ones love it!
But you will need to vacuum after you let a one-year-old feed it to herself 🙂