- 12 cups water
- 1 1/2 cups quinoa
- 5 cucumbers- peeled, trimmed, and cut into small pieces
- 1 small red onion
- 1 big tomato- sliced
- 1 bunch of parsley leaves- chopped
- 2 bunches of mint leaves- chopped
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1 tsp lemon Juice
- salt to taste
- ¾ tsp black pepper
- 1 avocado- peeled
Quinoa salad is an old concept that is back in vogue for good reason. It is easy to make; the ingredients are relatively available. Due to modern research we now recognize quinoa as a superfood. So both your taste buds and your health benefit from eating this dish. Quinoa salad also makes a great lunch meal. You can pack it in a Vaya Tyffyn lunchbox and take it with you wherever you go.
As we already mentioned, quinoa is a superfood. It’s hard to beat these grains for sheer health benefits. Quinoa specifically is one of the most protein rich foods available. This makes it a great supplement for vegetarians and athletic people. With so much protein, muscle recovery won’t be a problem.
This grain also contains twice as much fiber as some other grains, which is great for bowel regulation, and digestive health. Quinoa also contains iron, lysine, magnesium, manganese, and is high in Riboflavin (B2).
How to make Quinoa Salad
Note: Don’t cover the saucepan while the cooking is going on.