I love this Lentil & Quinoa salad, with a base of kale and green beans and a vegan creamy coriander lime dressing! It is super simple, healthy, and tasty!


  • 2 heads kale 
  • 1 lb green beans* stemmed & chopped into 1″ pieces
  • 1 cup cooked black lentils
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 avocado pitted and cubed


  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup packed cilantro
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3/4 teaspoon each of salt & pepper


  • Starting with the dressing, add all the ingredients to a blender and blend on high for 1 minute until smooth. Transfer the dressing to a jar and set it aside to thicken.
  • Tear kale leaves from the stalk and add them to a pan along with the green beans. Steam or saute for 2 – 3 minutes until green beans are slightly tender and kale leaves start to wilt. Transfer the veggies to a large mixing bowl and cool for 10 minutes.
  • Once cooled, add quinoa and beans to the bowl. Pour dressing over salad and toss until coated.
  • Either serve immediately (and slightly warm) or place the salad in the refrigerator to cool entirely. Upon serving, split evenly between four dishes and top with avocado pieces.
  • Enjoy!

Image & recipe inspiration from: www.simplyquinoa.com