Quinoa… once it’s cooked, it kinda looks like little grain seeds with squiggly little tails.
But, don’t let that scare you away from eating it.
This delicious nutty-flavored grain is quite delicious and good for you too. Which is always a nice bonus.
It’s high in protein, amino acids like L-lysine, and rich in fiber.
Now, the big question is, how do you make it taste delicious?
It’s pretty easy actually!
Below is one of my FAVE quinoa recipes that the whole family will love. It’s light and refreshing, and perfect for summer.
It’s got both mint and parsley, plus cucumbers and tomatoes. Mmmm Mmmmm Mmmmm Mmmmm!
- In a food processor pulse the parsley, scallion, mint, lemon, olive oil, garlic, and sea salt until finely chopped/pureed.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine cooked quinoa, cucumber, and tomato.
- Pour the pureed dressing on top and toss to coat evenly.
- Enjoy those delicious little squigglys!
Andrea Beaman is an internationally renowned Holistic Health Coach, Natural Foods Chef, Speaker and Herbalist. Named one of the top 100 Most Influential Health and Fitness Experts, she is also a recipient of the Natural Gourmet Institute’s Award for Excellence in Health-Supportive Education and a Health Leadership award from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Since 1999, Andrea has been teaching people how to harness the body’s own preventative and healing powers using food, herbal remedies and alternative medicine.
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