Thursday, March 28, 2013

Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad
Picture from: chichoskitchen
Image Credit: Cherine

Quinoa Salad

“This is a very healthy and delicious salad. Today, people appreciate quinoa for its nutritional value. Quinoa is considered a super food. Protein content is very high, yet not as high as most beans and legumes. Furthermore, it is a good source of dietary fiber and is high in magnesium and iron. Quinoa is gluten free and considered easy to digest.” Cherine


1 cup uncooked quinoa, well rinsed

½ teaspoon salt

2 cups water

⅓ cup sliced red/white onion

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 medium tomatoes, cut into chunks

3 medium cucumbers, cut into chunks

2 avocados, cubed

2 red bell peppers, cut into chunks

1 beetroot, cooked and cut into cubes

1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds

1 tablespoon toasted pine nuts


Put the rinsed quinoa, salt and water into a pot and bring it to a boil.

Cover and simmer gently until the quinoa absorbs all the water, about 10-15 minutes...

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