Moroccan Mujadara (Lentils and Quinoa with Caramelized Onions)

 4 cups water
 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained (in place of traditional mujadara's rice)
 1 cup brown or green lentils (red gets too smushy), rinsed and drained
 4 garlic cloves, minced
 1 tbsp cumin
 2 tsp sea salt
 Ground pepper, to taste
 ½ tsp cinnamon
 Avocado oil
 2 onions, chopped (if not feeding to little kids, can be sliced like traditional mujadara)
 ½ cup scallions, thinly sliced
 ½ cup cilantro, chopped
 Hummus or yogurt for garnish

1

In a large soup pot, combiner the garlic, cumin, salt, pepper, and cinnamon. Add water and bring to a boil.

2

Once boiling, stir in the quinoa and lentils, and reduce heat. Cover and let cook until liquid is absorbed (stirring occasionally).

3

In a saute pan, heat avocado oil. Add in the onions and cook until caramelized.

4

Once quinoa and lentils are cooked through and all water is absorbed, add in green onions and cilantro. Mix well.

5

Transfer quinoa/lentil mixture to a large plate. Top with the caramelized onions and garnish with hummus or yogurt. Enjoy!

Ingredients

 4 cups water
 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained (in place of traditional mujadara's rice)
 1 cup brown or green lentils (red gets too smushy), rinsed and drained
 4 garlic cloves, minced
 1 tbsp cumin
 2 tsp sea salt
 Ground pepper, to taste
 ½ tsp cinnamon
 Avocado oil
 2 onions, chopped (if not feeding to little kids, can be sliced like traditional mujadara)
 ½ cup scallions, thinly sliced
 ½ cup cilantro, chopped
 Hummus or yogurt for garnish

Directions

1

In a large soup pot, combiner the garlic, cumin, salt, pepper, and cinnamon. Add water and bring to a boil.

2

Once boiling, stir in the quinoa and lentils, and reduce heat. Cover and let cook until liquid is absorbed (stirring occasionally).

3

In a saute pan, heat avocado oil. Add in the onions and cook until caramelized.

4

Once quinoa and lentils are cooked through and all water is absorbed, add in green onions and cilantro. Mix well.

5

Transfer quinoa/lentil mixture to a large plate. Top with the caramelized onions and garnish with hummus or yogurt. Enjoy!

Moroccan Mujadara (Lentils and Quinoa with Caramelized Onions)

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