Fresh Quinoa Salad
Updated: Apr 22, 2020
This is really healthy and very easy to make, the only cooking you have to do is for the quinoa, the rest is only chopping and mixing! I recomand eating at least one meal with raw vegetables or fruits a day! It will keep you energized, healthy and strong.
Quinoa is a flowering plant knowing for her edible seeds. It is often described as a great substitute for rice and a “superfood”, because of its properties. It’s a complete protein therefore it has all 9 essential amino acids, it’s a great source of fiber, it’s rich in antioxidants, minerals and has more, iron, magnesium and zinc than many other grains. Only one cup of cooked quinoa has 8 grams of protein.
-1 cup dry quinoa
-½ can of chickpeas
-1/2 of a red onion, diced
-1/2 red pepper, diced
-5 cherry tomatoes, halved
-1/4 cup chopped spinach
-1 medium size grated carrot
-1/2 lemon juice
-1 tsp dried oregano
-1 garlic clove, finely minced
-4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper
1. Cook quinoa according to package instructions.
2. Meanwhile, chop all the veggies and set aside.
3. Let quinoa cool at room temperature, then mix it with veggies and dressing in a large mixing bowl, until everything is well coated.
* You can serve immediately or save it for later, can be kept very well in the fridge in a sealed container for up to 5 days.
" If you keep good food in the fridge, you will eat good food. "