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Crunchy Quinoa & Puy Lentil Salad with Yoghurt Dressing



6 portion(s)


  • 20g fresh mint leaves
  • 1 lemon, zest & juice
  • 1/2 bunch continental parsley, leaves only
  • 1 bunch corriander leaves
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 clove garlic, optional
  • 200g quinoa, rinsed
  • 120g Puy lentils
  • 20g silvered almonds
  • 20g Pepita Seeds (pumpkin)
  • 20g pine nuts
  • 20g baby capers
  • 60g currants
  • 60g EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
  • salt & peper, to taste

Yoghurt Dressing

  • 200g Greek yoghurt
  • 1tsp ground cumin seeds
  • 20g honey
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    Preparation 30min
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Recipe's preparation

  1. Place lentils into rice basket, fill TM bowl with water to cover the lentils. Place rinsed Quinoa into the varoma with the lid on. Cook for 20 mins Varoma speed 3. You may need to stir the Quinoa & continue cooking for a further 5 - 10 mins, it will depend on the starting temperature of the water. once the lentils & Quinoa are cooked drain & rinse then put into the fridge to cool completely.

    Put nuts & seeds on a tray in the oven at 180 to toast for about 5 - 10 mins till just slightly brown, but not burnt. Allow them to cool completely.

    Place garlic & lemon zest into clean TM bowl & blitz for 10 - 20 secs on speed 10, add the onion & fresh herbs chop for 2 secs speed 5. Add all remaining salad ingreients including the cooled seeds, quinoa & lentils & juice from the lemon. Mix for 3-5 secsCounter-clockwise operation speed 3. Top with the yoghut dressing & serve.

    Place into a salad bowl or on a serving platter.

  2. Yoghut Dressing
  3. Place all the ingredients into the TM bowl, no need to clean after making the salad & mix for 5 secs speed 5.



Garnish with extra herb leaves, or some reserved nuts & seeds & if in season pomegranite seeds are great for some colour too.

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  • You can put baking paper into

    Submitted by We Love Thermomixing on 20. February 2015 - 11:47.

    You can put baking paper into the Varoma if you want to

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  • Hi, I'm not sure if its just

    Submitted by Lucyloo76 on 20. February 2015 - 10:48.

    Hi, I'm not sure if its just me, but the quinoa just falls straight through the holes in the Veroma, into the quinoa. Can I add some baking paper to the veroma or just put it in with the lentils?


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  • Oh wow, yum! I finally got

    Submitted by Thebartlettbunch on 19. February 2015 - 13:18.

    Oh wow, yum! I finally got all the ingredients to make this, absolutely lovely, thank you tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Thanks again Arwen. Another

    Submitted by CapsFam on 12. October 2014 - 21:39.

    Thanks again Arwen. Another great recipe. I didnt have all the salad ingredients but I used the cooking method for the quinoa and lentils and it was fabulous. I added fresh asparagus and haloumi. Yum. Dressing is delicious. 

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