Have you heard of quinoa yet ? Quinoa is a very healthy alternative to rice. It can be used where ever rice can be used. Quinoa salad recipes have taken health conscious people by storm the past few years and rightfully so. Quinoa packs a nutritional one, two punch and tastes amazing as well! For this recipe we use organic ingredients to make the healthiest salad possible. Why should we choose quinoa over rice ? Sadly, today a lot of rice is contmainated and we fell is unsafe to eat on a regular basis. We are in an era where many people are always so sick and unhealthy. It’s time to eat a super food diet and try to pack as much nutrition into our meals as possible. Quinoa allows us to add much more nutrition to any meal than rice. This makes quinoa the healthier and the smarter choice for people wanting better health.
Quinoa is a great super food which is low in cholesterol and sodium. It is also contains a wide range of vitamins and minerals.
Minerals in Quinoa:
Vitamins in Quinoa:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin B6
A great healthy quinoa salad recipe. Keep in mind this recipe can be modified to your taste.
Start with 2 cups of cooked quinoa. You can use the red or yellow whichever you prefer.
Add 1 cup each of finely chopped vegetables that you like to eat. I usually cut up 1 cup each of tomatoes and cucumbers.
Next add 1/2 cup each of finely chopped orange peppers and red onions and broccoli.
Also add 1/4 cup of finely chopped parsley and 1/4 teaspoon of natural sea salt.
That is it for the veggies. Mix all these veggies in a big bowl with the quinoa.
Add 1 can of organic black beans or kidney beans for added protein and anti-oxidants.
Now we are going to squeeze 1/2 organic lemon over the salad.
To increase flavor and add some healthy fats we will use and 1/2 cup of extra virgin first cold pressed olive oil.
You simply toss all these ingredients in a large bowl to serve chilled with just about any meal at all. The quinoa salad will last in the refrigerator for a few days and actually tastes great the second day as all the ingredients have more time get to mix together.
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