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Puy Lentil Quinoa, Roasted Aubergines and a Tahini Dressing

Puy Lentil Quinoa Aubergines and Tahini Dressing

This could be one of my favourite creations so far! I was running late for the school run and in fact, my entire day was just a LATE day…..I was late for everything! So I had to whip up something quick but of course, good for the family!

Quinoa is one of the quickest grains to cook.  So while I was cooking that, I roasted some aubergines and boiled some lentils at the same time.  Mixed them together with some soaked goji berries and topped it all with a yummy tahini dressing that I knew the kids love.

Puy Lentil Quinoa, Roasted Aubergines and a Tahini Dressing

So, here’s one family recipe for you that is now a favourite amongst my four kids. This is enough to serve four to six people.


  • 1 large or 2 small aubergines, cut into 1 cm rounds
  • 2-3 Tbsp. Coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 200g quinoa
  • 250g puy lentils
  • large handful of sultanas
  • large handful of pumpkin seeds

For the dressing:

  • 1 Tbsp. tahini
  • 2 Tbsp. tamari
  • 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • Squeeze of lemon


Heat your oven to 200C. Bring 400ml of water to the boil and add the quinoa. Bring back to the boil and then cover and simmer until the quinoa is cooked, this should take approximately 20 minutes.

At the same time, bring a pot of water to boil and add the lentils.  Cook until soft, again another 20-25 minutes.

Coat the sliced aubergine in coconut oil and cover it with cumin.  Roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until soft. In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, lentils and aubergine. Top with the pumpkin seeds and sultanas. In a small bowl, whisk together the tahini, tamari, apple cider vinegar, honey, and lemon and pour over the quinoa mixture.

And voila… that is one delicious and nutritious family meal or even great as a side dish for a dinner party!

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This Post Has 21 Comments

  1. I love this kind of meal! Quick, easy and all mixed together and eaten in a bowl. I did wonder about the goji berries though. You mentioned them in your intro and they appear to be in the dish in the picture, but they are not listed in the ingredients or in your instructions. Maybe sub for the sultanas?
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  2. Hi Julie, thanks for visiting me. Your blog looks amazing and delicious and healthy! And free from animal products too! I can’t wait to read through your recipes. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to find you. Chrissy x

  3. Been a childcare provider for 18 years + and never have i had so many children (including 1 of mine) with allergies and intolerance to foods. So pleased to add your blog to my list for a ‘go to’ on new recipes. Great stuff!!!!

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