For this Quinoa salad, all you need to do is to cook the Quinoa and then enjoy one of mother nature’s complete proteins….
A complete protein is a source of protein that contains all of the nine of the essential amino acids your body needs.
To add some more nutrition, toss in some vegetables and your preferred oil and acid and you have a tasty dish that is good for you! To add more color or for variety try red or black Quinoa.
Directions for cooking Quinoa:
1 cup Quinoa
1 1/2 cups water (or use vegetable or low-sodium chicken stock)
1/2 teaspoon salt
Place Quinoa into pot, add water and salt. Bring to a boil, cover and turn heat down to simmer. Cook for 20 minutes. Remove from heat, fluff with fork and serve.
Confetti Quinoa Salad
Cooked Quinoa (from recipe above)
1 cup frozen mixed vegetables such as peas, carrots, green beans, corn
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper to taste
Mix quinoa, vegetables, lemon juice and olive oil thoroughly but gently. Taste and season if necessary.