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Quentil (Quinoa and Lentil)

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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

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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 🙂



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