Quinoa Salad Vegetarian Recipes

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Quinoa Salad Vegetarian Recipes

Quinoa Salad Vegetarian Recipes

This salad may help prevent macular degeneration of the eyes owing to the carotenoid Zea-xanthin. This recipe is rich in chromium to help with blood sugar regulation, copper for red blood cell production, B1, magnesium, calcium, potassium, and phosphorus, important for the heart and cell wall integrity. It is a rich source of dietary fibre to protect the colon and the mucosal lining. Quinoa is a seed, not a grain and it packs 14 to 18 g of protein/100g serving. It is gluten free, contains b-complex vitamins and vitamin E, an antioxidant. Hidden inside this nutty and slightly spicy recipe are many more secret nutritional and nourishing powers. Enjoy

Quinoa Salad

Attributes:  vegan, gluten free, dairy free, nutty & energizing
Equipment:  food processor or blender
Ingredients:

2-2 1/2 C cooked red quinoa                                                                                   1 C broccoli florets, remove stalks
2 each mini red & orange bell pepper, cut to make rings
1/3 regular yellow bell pepper
1/4 cucumber cut into thin medallions
8 green beans
2 T chopped green onion
32 grape tomatoes
1- 1 1/2 T chopped red onion
1 T fresh minced garlic
6 fresh basil leaves
pinch each thyme, sea salt

Directions:  Rinse uncooked quinoa in a strainer before cooking to wash off any impurities. 1 cup uncooked Quinoa cooked in 2 cups water with bouillon for 5-7 minutes; yields 2 cups. Prepare all salad ingredients, use carrot peeler to peel outside of raw green beans for salad, add beans inside pods to salad. Once the quinoa has cooled mix salad ingredients together. Set aside. Place all dressing ingredients into food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Serve dressing on the side or add to salad just before eating.”
                             

Optional: If fresh green beans are not available substitute with half organic green pepper, finely julienned. This salad travels well with an ice pack & dressing in a separate container. Mix together to eat
                                           

Tips:  This salad may help prevent macular degeneration of the eyes owing to the carotenoid Zea-xanthin. This recipe is rich in chromium to help with blood sugar regulation, copper for red blood cell production, B1, magnesium, calcium, potassium, and phosphorus, important for the heart and cell wall integrity. It is a rich source of dietary fibre to protect the colon and the mucosal lining. Quinoa is a seed, not a grain and it packs 14 to 18 g of protein/100g serving. It is gluten free, contains b-complex vitamins and vitamin E, an antioxidant.  Hidden inside this nutty and slightly spicy recipe are many more secret nutritional and nourishing powers. Enjoy                                                                                      

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