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Easy dinner recipes: Great lentil, quinoa, rice salads in under an hour
Easy dinner recipes: Great lentil, quinoa, rice salads in under an hour

Love a filling salad? From lentil, to quinoa and cool rice, these rich salad options come together quickly. Best of all? They can be made ahead of time, the flavors improving as the salad has a chance to sit. Quinoa and kale salad: Dark green julienned strips of kale are tossed with nutty quinoa and sunflower seeds, colorful bell pepper and red grapes, then dressed with a bright Champagne vinaigrette. Parmigiano and manchego cheese lend a subtle richness, while the preserved lemon strips add a salty tang. Cool rice and cucumber salad: When we want to bring out the best in rice, cook it like pasta in a big pot of water. As Food columnist Russ Parsons notes, this makes for grains that...

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