Thursday, January 10, 2013

Quinoa salad

Quinoa is a grain high in protein, gluten free and flavorful. Quinoa salads are healthy, easy to prepare and tastes yummy.

Quinoa (cooked)- 1 cup
Black beans-1/2 cup
Carrots grated- 3-4 tbsp
Spinach chopped- 3-4 tbsp
Onions-1/2 cut into thin slices
Red Bell peppers- 1/2 cup thinly cut
Olive oil- 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Lemon juice- 1 tbsp
Green chilies chopped (optional)- 2
Grounded black pepper(optional)- a pinch

Rinse quinoa 4-5 times and cook in a pot for 10-15 mins with water. Allow it to cool. Mix in a bowl - black beans, grated carrots,chopped spinach,onions,bell peppers,green chilies/black pepper and lemon juice. Now add cooked quinoa,salt,olive oil. Mix well and serve.

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