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Zesty Quinoa Salad

VIEWS 1587

Energy (kcal) - 106

Protein (g) - 3.8

Carbohydrate (g) - 15

Fat (g) - 3

Khyati's Health-O-Meter Says:

Quinoa being a great protein source contains an array of essential nutrients such as B vitamins, phosphorus, selenium, magnesium, etc. High in fiber, not only does quinoa contributes to keeping you fuller for longer but also would prevent one from overeating. Lemons and tomatoes are loaded with vitamin C, which has been known to ease fatigue, loss of appetite. Simply toss some veggies in the salad or add pieces of shredded chicken to it and use different types of garnish.

INGREDIENTS:
  • Quinoa (white, red, black) (uncooked) - 1 tbsp (15g)
  • Tomatoes/ cherry tomatoes - 20g
  • Black beans (drained) - ½ tbsp (7-8g)
  • Green onions (chopped) - 10g
  • Cumin (grounded) - ½ tsp
  • Black pepper (grounded) - ½ tsp
  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp (4g)
  • Cilantro/coriander (chopped) - 1 tbsp (15g)
  • Oil - ½ tsp (2g)
  • Salt to taste
DIRECTIONS:
Step 1 Take a saucepan, add quinoa and bring it to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low cover, simmer for 10-15 minutes until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed. Set aside to coul. Step 2 Whisk oil, lime juice, cumin, salt, quinoa, tomatoes, black beans and green onions in a bowl. Add cilantro/coriander and black pepper. Step 3 Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator. 

Zesty Quinoa Salad - BY KHYATI RUPANI

10 FEB 2018
VIEWS 1587

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