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Difficulty: Beginner Prep time 5 mins Cook time 25 mins Total time 30 mins
Servings: 2


If you are looking for healthy recipes, this is a simple and nutritious choice.



  1. Gather your ingredients
  2. Prepare refrito

    Heat your oil for your refrito (sofrito), and add the finely diced onion, green pepper, tomato, mustard, garlic, parsley, and salt. Rinse and add the lentils along with 1 1/2 cups of water and cook on medium for 10 minutes and mix.

  3. Quinoa

    Add the quinoa with another 1 1/2 cups of water, mix and cook for 5 minutes on medium.

  4. Simmer

    After 5 minutes, mix and lower the heat to simmer and cover. Keep cooking for another 15 minutes.

  5. Serve

    The lentils and quinoa will not be completely dry and will be sticky, perfect for plating. This goes well with all kinds of proteins.


If you pre-soak your lentils, it will reduce your cooking time (for 1-24 hours). If your lentils tend to cook longer, adjust cooking time accordingly. The quinoa does not need soaking, and the cooking time is similar to rice.

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