Italian Quinoa Lentils

Another healthy and quick lunch (ready in under 30 minutes!) you can enjoy during the last weeks of summer. Super easy to prepare, it’s foolproof.

Italian Quinoa Lentils - The Beginner's Cookbook Recipe
Italian Quinoa Lentils – The Beginner’s Cookbook Recipe

What you need:

  • A knife and a chopping board
  • A big pan with high edges

Ingredients for 2 persons:

  • 1 cup lentils & quinoa mix (125gr)
  • 1/2 cup bacon – I used lardons (100gr)
  • 1/2 cup green peas (80gr)
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes (400gr)
  • 1/4 cup Orzo pasta (50gr)
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan (25gr)
  • 1 handful basil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt & pepper

Before you start:

  • Chop the basil

Ready to go?

  • In a pan, cook the bacon for 5 minutes over medium-high heat until it becomes crispy.
  • Add the tomatoes, the chopped basil & sugar. Fill the empty tin of tomatoes with water and empty it in the pan. Add the green peas and bring to boil.
  • Add the Orzo pasta and gently cook according to package instructions until it becomes tender (mine was 10min).
  • Add the lentils & quinoa mix and cook according to package instruction (mine was 5min). Add the grated parmesan, stir & let it melt. Finally add salt & pepper to taste and serve in a bowl with extra cheese on top.
  • BON APPÉTIT !
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