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Delicious Quinoa Salad

Easy, nutritious and beautiful, this Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) salad includes a rainbow of healthy foods. Wonderful as a salad or the main event. Use organic as much as your circumstances allow, for your health’s sake, and for the planet!

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Ingredients:

 

½ c. sunflower oil Or Bragg’s olive oil another good choice is

Zoe Extra Virgin Olive Oil

 

Do not heat olive oil above medium heat- it becomes toxic

 

Read our informative article Is Your Cooking Oil Toxic?

 

1 c. quinoa

2 c. organic chicken or vegetable broth

2 c. cooked black beans – To enhance digestion and nutrient absorption, follow Eden’s recipe for soaking/cooking your beans.  

1 c. corn

2 c. firm tomatoes, chopped

1 c. red, yellow and green sweet peppers, chopped

¼ c. black olives, sliced

2-3 medium green onions, or 1/3 c. red onion, thinly sliced

½ c. fresh parsley, chopped

1/3 c. fresh cilantro, chopped

¼ c. lemon or lime juice

½ t. cumin

½ t. Himalayan pink salt

Learn why table salt causes health problems

¼ t. pepper

 

Use organic ingredients as much as your circumstances allow. For your sake and that of the planet choose the Clean Fifteen

 

And avoid the Dirty Dozen, especially if you have children.

Preparation:

 

In a medium saucepan, heat oil to medium heat. Add quinoa and toast for 5 minutes. Stir in broth, cumin and salt. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer till liquid is absorbed. About 15-20 minutes. Fluff with fork and set aside to cool.

 

In a medium bowl whisk together ¼ c. oil, lemon or lime juice and pepper. Add remaining ingredients. Combine with quinoa.

Health Benefits

 

Considered one of nature’s most powerful plant medicines

Rich in phytonutrients - Quinoa is a valuable and rare gem of the plant world. Few plant foods compare to Quinoa; rich in nutrients and unlike most grains, it provides complete protein. Also a significant amount of the heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acid ALA, associated with a decreased risk of inflammation-related disease, including Vitamin E and antioxidants.

 

Protein and Fiber benefits may help with diabetes.

 

High Fiber content aids weight loss.

Cancer fighting “Super Nutrients”

Excellent for gluten sensitive individuals.

 

Easily digested; great for toddlers and children as a hot breakfast cereal.

 

For more information on Quinoa and other healthy foods, we suggest you visit World’s Healthiest Foods.

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