Sprouted Lentils w/ Quinoa & Sweet Potatoes

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Sprouted Lentils w/ Quinoa & Sweet PotatoesServings: 3-4
Time: 45 Minutes
12 Item Recipe
Naturally Vegan, Vegetarian & Dairy Free

Ingredients:

3 Cups Sprouted Green or red lentils1/2 Cup Cooked Quinoa
1/2 Red Onion
1/2 Zucchini
1/2 Tomato
1 Green Onion
1/4 Cup Fresh Cilantro
2 Small Sweet Potatoes
1/2 Fresh Jalapeno, sliced for garnishing (optional – If you like heat this adds a nice touch)
1  1/2 Cups Purified Water
Himalayan Sea Salt to taste
Freshly Ground Pepper

Directions:

In a blender take 2 1/2 cups of your lentils (save 1/2 cup aside), 1/4 onion, zucchini, tomato, green onion, cilantro, sea salt, pepper, and 1/2 cup of water.

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Blend together until you get a nice pureed consistency.  When done add the remaining 1/2 cup lentils to mixture.  Put in a small pot and set aside.

Next get your sweet potatoes cut into small cubes, then make nice little pieces of remaining onion chopped.  Now on medium heat get a skillet out and put your sweet potatoes, onions, and remaining 1/2 cup water in it. Bring to a boil and reduce until potatoes are soft and onions translucent.  In a blender take your cooked quinoa and 1/2 cup water blending until a nice smooth consistency is formed.  Heat the mixture until warm.

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When sweet potatoes are almost done take your lentil mixture and heat lightly.  Remember the more you use heat the more nutrient content is lost.  With these deliciously nutritious lentils we want to warm them but not  over cook them.  We had cooked quinoa on hand so we added it here, however, you can omit it or use cauliflower if you do not have it on hand. In each mixture use sea salt and pepper to taste. In another pan when potatoes are close to done they will be a thicker consistency while most water will be absorbed.  At that time take the quinoa mixture to the stove so that they are done and hot together.

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Cut up your jalapeno in nice thin slices.  Next plate the Meal in rings for a nice layering of flavor.  Put your quinoa mixture in center, next your lentils, then your sweet potatoes and onions on outside.  When I eat this I take my spoon and scoop from the center to the end to get a nice array of flavors.  This is a super quick and easy nutritious meal you can whip up fast.  You can also eat this hot or room temperature.

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