Quinoa salad
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With its mild flavor, light crunch and impressive protein content, quinoa is the perfect gluten-free substitute for pasta, rice or couscous. It’s also frequently milled into gluten-free flour that can be used in baking, or as the base for gluten-free pastas, cereals and more. Quinoa is also a complete protein, which means it provides all nine essential amino acids necessary for good health. I will give you here a simple recipe, that you can use as a side dish, served with a good steak or other type of meat.
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: romanian, canadian
Serves: 2
  • 1 cup quinoa (uncooked)
  • 2 cups water
  • pinch of salt
  • pepper
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2-3 Roma tomatoes
  • a hand full fresh parsley
  • 1 lemon (the juice)
  • 1'2 english cucumber
  • 1 bell pepper (optional)
  1. Boil quinoa according to the instructions on the package. Usually put quinoa and water together, give it a boil then when is inflated quite a bit, turn off the heat and let it soak all the water, covered with a lid.
  2. Let the cooked quinoa to cool down, chop parsley, cucumber and tomato , squeeze the lemon and use the juice. Mix all the ingredients, add salt and pepper and 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil and serve it as it is or as a side dish!
  3. Is the most healthy salad you can eat!!
Recipe by gabriela cuisine at http://gabrielacuisine.ro/quinoa-saladsalata-de-quinoa/