The World's Healthiest Foods

Warm Quinoa Salad

This salad recipe is a complete vegetarian meal high in protein. The quinoa is a very nutritious grain of the ancient civilization of the Incas, and can be found in your health food store.

Warm Quinoa Salad Prep and Cook Time: 30 minutes

1 cup quinoa, rinsed
2 cups water or stock
salt and pepper to taste
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
cup chopped fresh basil
cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 tomato, seeds and excess pulp removed and chopped
1 can adzuki beans, rinsed well
4 TBS lemon juice
3 TBS olive oil
3 cups shredded romaine lettuce
1 avocado cubed
1 TBS chopped pumpkin seeds
salt and pepper to taste

  1. Combine rinsed quinoa, water, onion, garlic, and a little salt in medium saucepan and turn heat to high. Bring to a boil, cover, lower the heat to low, and simmer gently for about 15 minutes. Fluff with fork and transfer to a bowl. Add chopped herbs, tomato, rinsed adzuki beans, 2 TBS lemon juice, 1 TBS olive oil, salt and pepper.
  2. Toss romaine and avocado in rest of lemon juice and 2 TBS olive oil. Season with salt and cracked black pepper. Serve quinoa on bed of salad greens. Sprinkle with chopped pumpkin seeds.

    Serves 4

    For optimum flavor and nutrition serve with:

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