I just finished eating an amazing bowl of delicious Quinoa Confetti Salad. Healthy, gluten free, and vegan.
Quinoa is gluten free and although it looks like a grain it is actually a seed. It has a mild pleasant taste, is easy to digest, and is also high in protein. It makes a nice side dish or stuffing for stuffed peppers.
It can be purchased in the supermarket, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods Markets, or any health food store.
I had made some quinoa yesterday for my easy black bean and quinoa burgers. I had about a cup and half of cooked quinoa left over and wanted to make something with it.
I decided to make one of my all time favorite salads:
Quinoa Confetti Salad
The salad contains lots of healthy immune building and anti cancer cruciferous vegetables as well as jicama which speeds up metabolism and makes the salad crunchy and delicious. The chopped organic red apple adds some additional crunch and a little sweetness.
Talk about eating 5 fruits and vegetables a day.. This dish has your 5 fruits and vegetables in just one meal! What a nutritional powerhouse!
Enjoy the salad topped with the sweet and lemony easy salad dressing listed below.
Combine lemon juice, agave or raw honey, and olive oil in a glass and pour over the salad and toss.
- add dark organic raisins ( soak for 1/2 hour)
- add raw sunflower seeds
Same Salad Without Quinoa
My Notes: There are a few varieties of quinoa which come in different colors. I've tried the red and the white. They taste fairly similar, but the red is a little heartier; the white a little lighter.
Both work in the salad. The large brown mound in the top picture is a jicama- available in most supermarkets. Just peel and chop.
Because quinoa is not a grain, it is permissible to eat on Passover. You can make and enjoy this delicious naturally gluten free salad.
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