Nutty Cherry lentil Quinoa Salad

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Author Notes: I decided one day to make a Quinoa burger with things in my kitchen. I created a blueberry burger. This is a modification from that recipe. I do prefer the blueberries better.sher

Serves 2

  • 1/2 cup French Lentils
  • 1/2 cup Red Quinoa
  • 1/2 cup Fresh sweet cherries
  • 3/4 cups Fresh sweet cherries
  • 1/2 cup pistachios
  • 1 Shallot
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon Red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon Cranberry juice
  • butter
  1. Cook the French Lentils to package instructions and drain
  2. Cook the Red Quinoa to package instructions and drain
  3. Mince and Saute the large shallot in a pan with a little butter
  4. In a food processor pulse the pistachios until they are in small pieces
  5. Add the cooked French lentils and pulse until blended
  6. Add the cooked Red Quinoa and pulse until blended
  7. Add the first 1/2 cup of fresh sweet cherries and pulse until blended. Do not overprocess
  8. Place this mix in bowl and add the cumin, olive oil, red wine vinegar, cranberry juice, and saute shallot.
  9. Cut the 3/4 cup of fresh sweet cherries until quarters and add to mix. Stir together and enjoy this healthy dish.
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