Pum’s favourite recipes…Tangy Tamarind Veggie Quinoa

I recently blogged a recipe for a quinoa bake I had made for my friends that I just loved so much!


So much so that I tried to recreate it again…but as I swapped some ingredients for the ones I had to hand at the time I came up with quite a different dish, but again so so good!  I’m really enjoying the delicious flavour of tamarind sauce right now, if you’ve not tried it I definitely recommend it.



Pum’s Super Saucy Veggie Lentil Quinoa

  1. 1/2 cup red lentils
  2. 1/2 cup quinoa
  3. 2 large handfuls spinach
  4. 2 large heads of broccoli
  5. 2 + 1/2 cups water
  6. 2 tsp. olive oil
  7. 1/2 cup chopped celery
  8. 3 cloves garlic chopped
  9. 1 tsp. dried thyme
  10. 1 tsp. dried oregano
  11. 1/2 cup currants
  12. 2 tbsp. ground flax/chia seed
  13. 2 tbsp. worcestershire sauce (check vegan if required)
  14. 3 tbsp. tomato ketchup
  15. 2 tbsp. tamarind sauce
  16. 2 tsp. pure maple syrup
  17. Salt and pepper
What Pum did
  1. Combined lentils and water in a pan over a medium heat for 20 mins.  Then added washed quinoa, stirred and cooked for a further 10 mins until water absorbed (careful doesn’t stick to the pan).
  2. Added oil, garlic and onion to a pan over a low heat and sautéed for 10 mins.  Then added celery, oregano and thyme and cooked for a further 10 mins until soft.  Stir through the currants.
  3. In a separate pan boiled the broccoli in water until tender (after chopping into bite sized pieces).
  4. Combined the quinoa/lentil mixture and the cooked veg along with the flax/chia seeds, tamarind sauce, ketchup, worcestershire sauce and salt/pepper to taste.
  5. Mixed the spinach in well until wilted.




I made this on a super organised meal prep day along with some lentil ham soup…



(the chili pictured unfortunately is not mine it’s some leftovers made by Chris but I will definitely be getting the recipe from him it was really tasty!)

On a fairly hectic week at work it’s brilliant to have my meals organised, no stress in the kitchen whatsoever!


Pum x


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