Warm Quinoa SaladThis salad recipe is a complete vegetarian meal high in protein. The quinoa is a very nutritious grain of the ancient civilization of the Incas, and can be found in your health food store.
Prep and Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Combine rinsed quinoa, water, onion, garlic, and a little salt in medium saucepan and turn heat to high. Bring to a boil, cover, lower the heat to low, and simmer gently for about 15 minutes. Fluff with fork and transfer to a bowl. Add chopped herbs, tomato, rinsed adzuki beans, 2 TBS lemon juice, 1 TBS olive oil, salt and pepper.
- Toss romaine and avocado in rest of lemon juice and 2 TBS olive oil. Season with salt and cracked black pepper. Serve quinoa on bed of salad greens. Sprinkle with chopped pumpkin seeds.
For optimum flavor and nutrition serve with: