Power Salad! Lentil & Quinoa Cranberry Salad

An amazing power salad to pack some punch and protein into your day!

 

Lentils and Quinoa are filled with protein, calcium, iron, vitamin E, & several of the B vitamins to give you a boost throughout your day! This zesty salad is filled with the tart goodness of cranberries, nutrient dense sweet potatoes, digestive aiding cilantro, and a splash of alkaline lime! Need we say more? Prep this salad to pop in the fridge for quick access for school & work lunches or an afternoon picnic!

 

Approximately 6 servings of power
Ingredients
1 cup rinsed and cooked brown lentils
1 cup rinsed and cooked quinoa
1 large sweet potato, steamed and chopped
1 red onion, diced
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 bunch coriander (aka – cilantro)
1 lime (juice)
Chili to taste
Sea Salt to taste
Directions
1) Rinse and cook brown lentils. Rinse and cook quinoa (suggest to cook in a rice cooker while lentils are boiling). Allow to cool.
2) Steam 1 large sweet potato (suggest to steam above quinoa in the rice cooker – how do you like that for multi-tasking?!)
3) Dice onion, cilantro, and cooled sweet potato
4) Add cooled lentils and quinoa to a large bowl. Add diced ingredients, cranberries, juice of fresh lime, chili, & sea salt to taste!
Enjoy chilled, Be well, & Eat well!

Clint Paddison

Clint Paddison has recovered from crippling Rheumatoid Arthitis and now assists others with this disease via the Paddison Program for Rheumatoid Arthritis, the Paddison Podcast and the blogs on www.paddisonprogram.com