Gluten-free Tomato Quinoa Recipe with Lentils, Spinach and Nuts

by Lucia

Quinoa is my most favourite grain, when it comes to choose between potatoes, rice, millet or pasta. It’s also very easy to prepare and you do not need many ingredients to cook a delicious meal. I cook quinoa very often, and today, I will show you my favourite Gluten-free Tomato Quinoa Recipe.

Did you know that Quinoa is rich in protein? It’s an excellent choice for people following vegan or vegetarian diet. One cup of cooked quinoa weighing 185 g provides 8.14 g of protein. It’s rich in fiber too, antioxidants, and many other minerals. Plus, it’s gluten-free.

You can prepare in so many ways and it’s very easy to cook. I will show you how to prepare Tomato Quinoa with lentils, spinach and nuts. This recipe is great for lunch or dinner, and it is super easy to take to the office too.

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This Tomato Quinoa Recipe recipe is:

  • gluten-free
  • vegan
  • vegetarian
  • diary/lactose-free
  • rich in minerals
  • rich in protein
  • great for dinner or lunch
  • easy to pack to the office
  • nut-free option – by excluding nuts

How to prepare this meal if taking to the office

If you warm lunch at the office, just separate quinoa and lentils from spinach and nuts. Spinach & nuts are great to eat fresh and crunchy, and by warming them they get soft. I always take 2 separate lunch boxes, one with food to warm, the second with fresh vegetables.

Looking for more inspiration?

You can check some of my other recipes too. I just recently posted my first video recipe for Gluten-free Flatbreads, made with chickpea and buckwheat flour.  They work perfectly with the Thyme hummus, see the recipe here. Or if you still have some pumpkin at home or in your freezer, try these Pumpkin Cupcakes with Ricotta frosting. These cupcakes are also gluten-free and made with chickpea & buckwheat flour. Or, see all my recipes here.

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Gluten-free Tomato Quinoa Recipe with lentils, spinach and nuts

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Tomato Quinoa with lentils, spinach and nuts

Quinoa is my most favourite grain, when it comes to choose between potatoes, rice, millet or pasta. It’s also very easy to… All Recipes quinoa gluten-free tomatoes lentils spinach recipe European Print
Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of quinoa
  • 1 cup of water or vegetable broth
  • 1 medium size onion
  • 1 cup of tomato pureè or peeled tomatoes from a can
  • 1 cup of lentils, cooked
  • 1 cup of fresh baby spinach
  • a hand of various nuts
  • 1 tbsp of dry oregano
  • seasoning of served meal: extra virgin olive oil and fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Rinse quinoa under running water and let it dry a little bit.
  2. In the meantime, clean onion and chop it in small cubes.
  3. Heat a medium size pot over the medium heat, add some drops of oil and sauté onion until golden.
  4. Add quinoa, water, peeled tomatoes, stir it well together, and add salt and oregano. 
  5. Bring it to a boil. Then, cover the pot and lower the heat to minimum and let it simmer for 17 minutes, or until quinoa is cooked.
  6. Once done, leave it covered a few (5) minutes before serving.
  7. For serving: place quinoa on the plate, add some cooked lentils, fresh spinach and chopped nuts. You can season it with a few drops of extra virgin olive oil and fresh lemon juice.

You can also do it this way: Once quinoa is cooked, add lentils and combine it all together. Then put on the plate, add spinach, nuts and seasoning.  You can store quinoa with lentils in a fridge for a couple days. 

Notes

The recipe is gluten-free, vegan, rich in protein, minerals and other vitamins.

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Author Lucia Marecak
Author Lucia Marecak

Hi there! My name is Lucia, a recipe developer and food photographer behind this blog. I love eating healthy and nutrient eats, it helps me to stay fit, have a lot of energy and feel great. And for this reason I share with you all my favourite recipes. My goal is to inspire you to eat in a better and healthier way and show you how amazing legumes are!

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