Thursday, September 29, 2011

Red Quinoa Salad

I tried this last night and loved it! This dish can be used as a side or main dish- it's that filling. And the best part? It's super healthy! This entire bowl (which I ate for dinner and was full after eating about 1/4 of it) is only 276 calories, contains 12 grams of protein, and 9 grams of fiber! It also tastes good! Because quinoa contains a balanced set of amino acids, it's also a complete protein source and, it's gluten free. This meal's a winner



Ingredients:
  • 2 cups Cooked Red Quinoa (prepare with 1 cup dry quinoa and 1.5 cups of water- just like rice)
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1 cup drained and rinsed Black Beans
  • 2 cups Edamame (I purchased pre- shelled to make the process easier)
  • 2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Cook the Quinoa according to package directions. I let mine soak for 5 minutes and then drain with a mesh strainer. Bring to a boil over medium heat, cover with lid and reduce to a simmer. Let cook for about 15 minutes. Meanwhile I also cook the edamame on the stove until no longer frozen and then drain.

Once everything is ready, combine all ingredients and eat. Yep- it's that easy. Enjoy!

Recipe from Reboot Your Life

3 comments:

  1. I love finding easy healthy dishes. Thank you for sharing! Looks great!

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  2. Wow, that looks so healthy! My boy loves quinoa. Thanks for the simple recipe!

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  3. Yum this looks so good! And less than 8 ingredients...my kind of recipe :)

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