Quinoa Vegetable Salad

Quinoa Vegetable Salad

BY KAROLIN SAWERES @MYNUTRITIONANDME.COM
Pronounced “KEEN-WAH”......I have had many people ask me about the recipe of my quinoa vegetable salad so I decided to post it on our website.....if you have not tried it yet, you may just  become a quinoa lover....

Quinoa is high in protein compared to other plant-based foods. It contains all nine essential amino acids. It’s high in fiber; mostly soluble fiber. It also contains magnesium, B-vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and various antioxidants. Antioxidants are substances that neutralize free radicals and are believed to help fight aging and many diseases.

There are three main types of quinoa: white, red and black.

Quinoa is Gluten-free and appropriate for people with celiac disease or Gluten-intolerance

Below is my quinoa vegetable salad recipe.......give it a try! 

Ingredients:

1 cup Quinoa

2 ½ cups water

1 cup halved baby tomato

¼ cup diced red onion

¾ cup diced English cucumber

½ cup yellow bell pepper

½ cup orange bell pepper

½ cup canned/drained chickpeas

½ cup crumbled feta cheese

¾ cup chopped parsley

1 tsp sumac

½ to 1 tsp salt as desired for taste

1 tsp ground black pepper

1 Tbsp dried mint

2 Tbsp olive oil

3 Tbsp white wine vinegar

Instructions:

1.    Cook quinoa according to package instructions or add 2 ½ cups water to 1 cup quinoa with a pinch of salt in a pot and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to medium-low and cook for 25 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and refrigerate until cold.

2.    Once quinoa is cold, add all remaining ingredients and gently stir until evenly mixed.

 

 Enjoy!