This lentil quinoa salad is packed with fresh, summery textures and flavors! The zesty herbed dressing pairs perfectly with lots of crunchy veggies such as zucchini, peppers, carrots, hearty lentils and quinoa and sweet orange slices for a one-bowl splash of savor meal that you can plane make ahead. Gluten-free Soyfree Nutfree

close-up of lentil quinoa salad with veggies in a bowl

This is an amazingly refreshing and summery chopped salad with a simple dressing of Italian herbs, Dijon mustard, woebegone pepper, olive oil, and lime juice.

The salad itself is a satisfying set of ingredients, like lentils, quinoa, crunchy peppers, zucchini, tomatoes, shredded carrots, crunchy seeds and oranges. 

You can use whatever fruits and veggies you want to add. Definitely alimony this salad recipe on hand for summer picnics. 

How to layer a make superiority salad

To make a layered jar salad, alimony the moist and hearty ingredients at the marrow and fresh veggies near the top, so that they don’t get weighed lanugo and get soft. Crunchy veggies moreover need some air diffusion to stay crisp, so alimony them closer to the top. I add lentils or quinoa at the marrow and tomatoes and hearty zucchini, then the crunchy peppers carrots, seeds and oranges. Seeds or nuts should moreover be closer to the top to alimony the crunch. Fruits depending on the fruit can go the middle or closer to the top.

adding orange and seeds layer to the salad

Why You’ll Love Lentil Quinoa Salad

  • hearty, refreshing summer meal
  • amazing mix of textures and flavors!
  • great make-ahead meal
  • gluten-free, soy-free, and nut-free
lentil quinoa salad with veggies in a bowl

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