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Quinoa Lentil Salad With Blueberries and Toasted Pecans

A salad that celebrates the flavors of blueberries and balsamic vinegar and incorporates a variety of elements like pecans, scallions, lentils and quinoa to boost the taste explosion!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 420kcal
Author: Robyn Gleason @ Simply Fresh Dinners

Ingredients

  • 1 package brown rice with barley, green lentil and red quinoa blend (you can choose any blend that you prefer. Wild rice would be fantastic!)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup toasted pecans
  • 1/4 cup scallions both chopped and thinly sliced lengthwise (purely for aesthetic purposes so skip this if you prefer)
  • 4 tbsp fresh mint chopped
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition

Calories: 420kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 147mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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