Recipe: Quinoa Salad
Here’s our take on one of the healthiest and most nutritious superfoods on the planet, quinoa! Rich in fibre, minerals, antioxidants and all nine essential amino acids this dish is perfect for those trying to improve blood sugar levels, cholesterol levels or lose weight.
⏰ 15 minutes
👥 Serves 4
Quinoa – 1 cup
Red Peppers – ½ cup
Yellow Peppers – ½ cup
Zucchini – 1 medium
Carrots – 2 medium
Thyme – 4 tbsp
Lemon Juice – 4 tbsp
Basil – 4 tbsp
Virgin Olive Oil – 3 tbsp
Black Pepper – to taste
Salt – to taste
Wash the peppers, zucchini and carrots and dice to equal size.
Wash the quinoa and parboil for around 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until tender.
Drain the quinoa and leave to rest for 5 minutes.
Mix the quinoa and vegetables in a large mixing bowl. Add basil, thyme and mix again.
Add virgin olive oil, lemon juice and salt & pepper to taste.
Serve cold and enjoy!
For those looking to add even more flavour & texture, we recommend adding any of the following options:
Feta cheese & lemon zest
Dry roasted meat
Roasted broccoli, pumpkin seeds & cranberries
High in: Fibre, Antioxidants, Iron, Folate & Vitamins.
Low in: Sugar.