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Browned Butter Kale & Lentils with Quinoa

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Total time: 55 Minutes

Servings: 4

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Ingredients

Directions

Nutrition

Ingredients

    1/2 cup (125 mL) green or French green lentils

    1 1/2 cup (375 mL) water

    1 cup (250 mL) quinoa, rinsed well in a fine sieve

    1/3 cup (75 mL) dried cranberries

    1/4 cup (60 mL) butter

    1/4 cup (60 mL) finely chopped red onion

    1 garlic clove, crushed

    3 cups (750 mL) chopped kale leaves

    1/4 tsp salt

    2 Tbsp lemon juice

    1/2 cup (125 mL) crumbled feta

    1/2 cup (125 mL) walnut halves or sliced almonds, toasted

    1/4 tsp ground black pepper

    1/4 tsp salt


Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan of boiling water, cook the lentils for 15-20 minutes, until just tender. Remove from heat, drain well, and set aside to cool. In another medium saucepan of boiling water, cook the quinoa for 12-14 minutes, just until tender and the germ separates, making a little curly Q. Drain well in a fine sieve, then return to the pot (off the heat, but still warm), add the cranberries, cover with a tea towel and the lid. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a medium skillet set over medium-high heat add butter, and cook until it foams, then begins to turn golden and smell nutty. Add the onion and garlic, and sauté for 2 minutes, until soft. In the pan, add kale, salt and a spoonful of water, and cook for about 5 minutes, until the kale has wilted and the moisture has cooked off.
  3. Add the kale to the quinoa, toss and transfer to a bowl or large platter. Add the lentils, feta, and walnuts. Squeeze some lemon juice over and season with pepper and salt. Toss and serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 1 cup (250 mL)
  • Per serving:
  • Calories 540
  • Total Fat 28 g
  • Saturated Fat 11 g
  • Cholesterol 45 mg
  • Carbohydrates 58 g
  • Dietary Fibre 9 g
  • Sugar 12 g
  • Protein 18 g
  • Sodium 560 mg
  • Potassium 156 mg
  • Folate 117 mcg