Quinoa & Vegetable Salad

Quinoa and Vegetable Salad


 Quinoa (keen-wa) is loaded with B-Vitamins and a complete protein not to mention other minerals like zinc, copper, iron & magnesium.  It easy and delicious as a salad or warm grain. Quinoa is also gluten free!

Ingredients:

2 teaspoons Coconut oil

1 cup of quinoa

2 Cup of spring water or veggie stalk

1/2 cucumber, chopped into bite-size pieces

1 red pepper, chopped into bite size pieces

1 green pepper chopped into bite size pieces

2 stalks of green onion sliced on a diagonal

handful of chopped parsley

Juice of 1/2 to 1 lemon & juice of ½ an orange

1 teaspoon of sesame oil (optional) or 2 tablespoons of olive oil

Sea salt, & pepper to taste

Directions:

Add the coconut oil in a pot with the quinoa and lightly toast

Pour 2 cups of spring water
or veggie stalk. Bring to a boil keep on low heat with lid on. (aprox. 10 -15 min)

Check occasionally. When you don’t see any
water in the pot, it’s done. Allow quinoa to cool in a large bowl for 15
minutes.

Add fresh vegetables to the
cooled quinoa. Add lemon & orange juice. Add salt & pepper if desired,
& your choice of sesame oil or olive oil.

Optional You may also add ½ cup of soaked & cooked lentils and crushed ginger

& Enjoy!

xox Tania

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