Red Lentil Quinoa with Greens and Seeds

IMG_2376I’m back!!!  Yes, after a LONG hiatus of posting recipes to my blog …. I’m finally back and here to stay!  So, first and foremost – an apology for the long hiatus but it was with I hope a good excuse!  In the summer, I received a publishing deal to write The Flexi Foodie Cookbook!!!!  YAY!  It is a dream come true and I am over the moon to share this book with you.  So my entire summer was pretty much spend writing recipes and of course the entire book.  The photos for the book have turned better than I could have ever imagined – they are beautiful thanks to my amazing photographer and food/prop stylist.  Stay tuned…. the book hits the bookshelves 12th March 2015.   I will keep you all posted but wanted to quickly say thank you to all of YOU who’ve been reading my blog for the past 2 years.   This dream couldn’t have happened without all of you, so THANK YOU!

And with that said… here is the latest and greatest post.  A nutritionally packed meal with everything from whole grains to green leafy veg to pomegranate seeds!  Here we go….


Serves 4

250g quinoa

100g red lentils

800 ml water

1 pomegranate, de-seeded

large handful of collard greens

1 small onion, chopped

1 garlic clove, crushed

1 Tbsp. coconut oil

1 tsp. cumin

1 tsp. paprika

1 tsp. black mustard seeds

For the dressing: 

1 Tbsp. tahini

1 Tbsp. tamari

2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar

1 Tbsp. honey

In a large pot over medium heat, melt the coconut oil and add the mustard seeds, chopped onion and garlic and fry for about 5 minutes until the onion is translucent and the mustard seeds begin to pop.  Add the quinoa, red lentils and water, bring to the boil and then reduce to simmer and cover for 20 – 25 minutes until the water has been absorbed and the quinoa and lentils are cooked.   Once cooked, gently stir in the cumin and paprika along with the collard greens.  Allow the greens to become soft as you stir.  Remove from the pot into a large serving bowl and mix in the pomegranate seeds.  In a small mixing bowl, combine the dressing ingredients and whisk together until smooth.  Pour the dressing over the quinoa and mix well.  Enjoy the great combination of flavours in this simple, but nutritional powerhouse of a meal!



For more information on Nutrition, head to my very first online nutrition course:  Nutrition for Optimal Heath at! Or be sure to follow me on Instagram for health, wellness, yoga and inspiration at @juliemontagu.


20 Comments Add yours

  1. isabella says:

    I just stumbled across your blog… Your recipes look so good; I can’t wait to try them! 😉

  2. Dear Julie,
    Do you recommend lacto-fermenting the grains before preparing them? This looks like not only a very healthy dish, but a very eye pleasing dish.

  3. Congrats to you!!! How exciting! xxxxx

  4. Warm congratulations on your new book Julie. Looking forward to seeing it on the shelves. This also sounds like another great recipe. 🙂

  5. Congrats on the book deal!! That’s super exciting. This dish looks delicious…thanks for sharing! 🙂

  6. Fashion says:

    WOW Great News.. Congrats 🙂

  7. Congratulations on the book! That is very exciting news! Will it be available internationally?

  8. Reblogged this on Dangerous Lee Network and commented:
    Dangerous Lee Community Member Spotlight: Check out Julie Montagu if you’re into yoga and a plant-based diet. Her book hits the stores in March 2015.

    A lot of cool people are “following” me. It’s time to network!

    Hi Julie! Congrats on the book deal. #Keepitdangerous!

  9. Ema Jones says:

    Yummy quinoa treat! I’m adding some garlic salt instead of garlic cloves, hope it’s fine, as I don’t wanna use garlic directly…

  10. Ema Jones says:

    Best of luck for the book 🙂

    1. juliemontagu says:

      Thanks Ema! Happy cooking 🙂

  11. leahlarkin says:

    Thanks for liking my blog, and for all the info on nutrition and food and recipes. I will try some. My husband is a health nut. He will be thrilled. I think i will like your delicious treats, too.

  12. Lauren says:

    Congrats on your cookbook!! Thanks for checking out Messy Kitchen Happy Belly, looking forward to sharing great recipes with you in the future!

  13. Hilda says:

    Thanks for the follow and leading me to your very interesting blog.

  14. Drawmajesty says:

    This looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it 🙂

  15. Mother Hen says:

    Hi Julie, thank you for the follow at Seasons of Heart..Meat is less appealing to me lately and not sure where I am going with it, but this looks like a good place to start…

    1. juliemontagu says:

      Thanks for visiting – I hope you find something here to inspire your diet away from meat!

  16. Kendall Hall says:

    This looks wonderful, Julie. I can’t wait to make it!
    Thank you for liking the latest post on my blog. It means a lot to me that you took the time to read it.

    – Kendall

  17. dazedfordayz says:

    I can’t wait to try this.

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