• Serves 4
  • 30 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 12 Ingredients


An easy dish with quinoa.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 can brown lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cauliflower, cut in small florets
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 handful pistachios
  • 1 handful dried cranberries
  • olive oil
  • fresh lemon juice
  • salt


  1. In a saucepan cook the quinoa with 2 cups of water for around 14 minutes.
  2. In a big frying pan put some olive oil and saute the onion for 4-5 minutes. Then add the drained lentils. Cook a couple of minutes and then remove onion and lentils from the pan.
  3. In a bowl, mix the flour with the cumin. Dip the cauliflower florets in the mix and gently fry in the frying pan for around 10 minutes.
  4. To serve take a big serving dish and mix all the ingredients together, including the pistachios, cranberries, olive oil, some lemon juice and salt. Enjoy!

  • A lovely recipe to enjoy all year,thanks!


  • Saving this one to definitely try. My usual quinoa dish is getting boring. Thanks for sharing.


  • Sounds interesting & definitely worth a try. thanks for sharing.


  • I love pistachios and cranberries but would never have thought to have them with quinoa. Looks delicious!


  • Thanks! I’ve had the bowl for quite some years and I love it too! :-)
    Thanks for the comments, everyone!


  • this looks really good, and the bowl is cool too


  • Delicious; thanks for sharing!.


  • a nice healthy salad for a bbq


  • Yum this sounds amazing! Love quinoa. And what a great recipe as we are startting to clean eat.


  • Thanks for sharing this great recipe!.


  • so good for me I will be bounsing off the walls


  • Thank you for this and will be giving it a good.


  • i can’t believe this recipe has cranberries in it! i love them but mainly just use them in salads.

    • I love them too! In cookies they are great too! Indulgent moments! ;-)

      • oh thanks! you just gave me a new idea! i only really use them in salads lol. maybe the odd muffin recipe but i don’t really use them that much


  • You are all welcome. I love quinoa. I generally buy the white one, but the red quinoa is very nice too. It needs a little bit longer cooking time though.

    • Thank you for sharing your recipes with everyone – always good recipes! :)


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