Quinoa, Lentil & Veg One Pot

  • Quinoa, Lentil & Veg One Pot Recipe
  • 10-30 minutes to prepare
  • 10-30 minutes to cook
  • Family of 4
  • How to make

1 onion
2cm piece of fresh ginger
2 garlic cloves
A drizzle of vegetable oil
1 tsp ground cumin 
1 tsp ground coriander
2 tsp garam masala
½ tsp ground turmeric
2 carrots
50g brown lentils
150g quinoa
600mls hot water or vegetable stock (ideally homemade with no added salt, or a low salt alternative)
2 handfuls spinach
Optional - a good drizzle of coconut or dairy cream to add at the end for extra flavour and richness

Step 1

Finely chop onion, ginger and peel and crush the garlic

Step 2

Heat the oil in a large pan (that has a lid) then sauté the onion, ginger and garlic over a low heat for approx. 5-10 minutes until soft.  Add the spices to the pan and cook for a further 2 minutes

Step 3

Meanwhile peel and dice the carrots.  Once you have cooked out the spices, add the carrots, lentils and quinoa to the pan along with the stock, then bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for approx. 30 minutes with a lid.  Stir every so often and add a little extra water if it becomes too dry

Step 4

Finely chop the spinach and add to the pot once the lentils and quinoa are soft.  Stir the spinach in and allow it to wilt for one minute

Step 5

Finally you can stir in a good drizzle of coconut or dairy cream for extra flavour and richness if you like.  This is particularly worth adding if you have used water rather than stock as it adds a depth of flavour

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Recipe notes 

Serve warm.  You can mash or blend this down to a smother consistency for younger babies.  You could also add meat or fish to this dish if you like.

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