Superfood: A Quintessential Quinoa Recipe
Swapping out bulgar wheat in favor of quinoa makes it gluten-free. Not to mention (and this is a big bonus here)
quinoa is a complete protein, since it contains all of the essential amino acids. It’s also high in iron and calcium, and a good source of manganese, magnesium, copper, and fiber. The following recipe is chock full of superfoods that make it a healthy, digestible dish. It’s fantastic as a post-cleanse meal, or enjoy it during your Glow Cleanse
Serves 6 as a side dish, or serves 2 for main
1 cup uncooked quinoa (rinsed)
1 garlic clove minced
2 cups diced cucumber
2 cups halved or quartered cherry tomatoes
4 scallions, thinly sliced
1/2 tsp. minced garlic
3/4 cup finely chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/3 cup unrefined, cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil
¼ cup finely chopped fresh mint leaves (optional)
Freshly ground black pepper (optional)
Rinse quinoa in a bowl with water or place it in a fine mesh sieve and rinse under cold water until water runs clear.
Transfer to a saucepan and add a healthy pinch of sea salt and 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil and simmer until water is absorbed, about 10-15 minutes.
Turn off the heat and let sit covered for 5 minutes. Transfer quinoa to a serving bowl and allow to cool. Fluff with a fork.
Combine cooled quinoa and remaining ingredients plus 1 ½ teaspoons sea salt. Toss to mix well. Taste for seasoning.