Healthy quinoa recipe

Superfood: A Quintessential Quinoa Recipe

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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!

Quintessential Quinoa

Serves 6 as a side dish, or serves 2 for main

Ingredients:

1 cup uncooked quinoa (rinsed)

Sea salt

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)

Directions:
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.