High Protein Quinoa Salad

Once deemed a sacred crop by the Incas, Quinoa is highly regarded as a valuable source of protein, dietary fibre and other important nutritional elements.

To get a piece of the nutritional goodness Quinoa has to offer, we have a delicious high-protein Quinoa Salad recipe for you to try.

Quinoa Salad Recipe

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High Protein Quinoa Salad
 
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A high-protein Quinoa Salad with yogurt, apple, avocado, dill and other flavourful herbs and spices...
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Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 cup of Quinoa
  • 1 cup of soy yogurt
  • 1 apple - cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) cubes
  • 1 avocado - cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) cubes
  • 2 tbsp of nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil (or other oil)
  • 1 tbsp of sea salt
  • 1 tbsp of curry powder
  • 1 tsp of ginger powder
  • 1 tbsp of white pepper
  • 1 tsp of dried dill
Instructions
  1. Rinse the Quinoa
  2. Soak for 10 minutes, then rinse again and add to 2 .5 cups boiling water
  3. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes (until all the water has been absorbed)
  4. Transfer the Quinoa to a large bowl and mix in the rest of the ingredients
  5. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 24 hours

 

Nutritional Value

Quinoa is an excellent source of complete protein according to nutritional evaluations. Additionally, Quinoa is a great source of dietary fibre, phosphorus, magnesium, iron and calcium. Quinoa is also gluten-free and is considered easy to digest.

Thanks to all these characteristics, Quinoa is being considered a possible crop in NASA’s Controlled Ecological Life Support System for long-duration human occupied spaceflights. Plus, the United Nations have declared 2013 the International Year of Quinoa.

So there’s no better time to give this tasty Quinoa Salad recipe a try! Let us know how it turns out in the comments below…

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