Ultimate Reset Quinoa-Lentil Pilaf

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I am on day 10 of the ultimate reset cleanse and this was our dinner. I loved how the quinoa-lentil salad filled me up, and tasted awesome. I wasn't hungry at all for the rest of the night!

Ingredients (makes 1 serving)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 medium carrot, diced
  • 1/2 medium stalk celery, diced
  • 1/4 medium onion, diced
  • 1/4 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 tsp. ground smoked paprika
  • 1 dash ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. ground turmeric 
  • 3/4 cup cooked quinoa 
  • 1/4 cup cooked lentils 
  • 1 1/2 tsp. grated lemon peel 
  • 1 1/2 tsp. fresh lemon juice 
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley 

  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add carrot, celery, onion, bell pepper, paprika, cumin, and turmeric; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes or until tender.
  3. Add quinoa, lentils, lemon peel, lemon juice, and parsley to cooked vegetables; heat over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. 
  4. Fluff with a fork and serve!


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