Not only is Quinoa gluten free but it's also very high in protein, easy to prepare and so good for you. I usually prepare the Quinoa, let it cool and then add whatever I have on hand to make a wonderfully colorful side salad or a hearty meal.
Here is a quinoa salad recipe that is sure to satisfy. You can make as much or as little as you want, it will keep in the fridge for up to a week.
For this dish I cooked the quinoa, let it cool and then added:
Chopped: spanish onion, green onion, celery, red pepper, orange pepper, black olives, fresh basil, parsley, coriander.
For the dressing I simply used good olive oil, salt, pepper, the juice of 1/2 lemon and 1/2 lime and the zest of lemon and lime.
This salad is summery and fresh.
*If you want this salad to have a creamy texture, simply add some hummus to the dressing, it will give it a mayo style creaminess without the fat!
If you want to add extra protein, feel free to add a can of tuna or crumble some fresh goat's feta.
*remember you can substitute any of these ingredients and make it your own