Recipe from Eating Well. Not only does it look pretty but it is loaded with with vitamins and minerals. Quinoa (pronounced kinwaa) is an excellent source of protein and contains all 8 essential amino acids. Combine that with the delicious protein rich black beans and this salad is an excellent nutritious meal not only for vegetarians but anyone interested in eating healthy.
Start by toasting the quinoa in a small saucepan with nothing in it. When it starts to crackle and you can smell it then it is done. This should take about 5 minutes.
Rinse the quinoa, return to the suacepan and add some water. Cover and cook until tender and the water has been absorbed. Much like you would cook rice. This takes about 15 minutes.
While you are waiting for the quinoa to cook grab a bowl and add all the other ingredients together. Toss it all thoroughly.
After the quinoa is cooked add your mixed ingredients and stir gently.
Serve as is for a beautiful and healthy salad.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (791g)|
|Recipe Makes: 1 Serving|
|Calories from Fat: 239 (25%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 26.5g||35 %|
|Saturated Fat 3.7g||19 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 9.1g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 11.9g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 28mg||1 %|
|Potassium 1830.6mg||48 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 139.5g||41 %|
|Dietary Fiber 29.9g||120 %|
|Sugars, other 109.5g|
|Protein 37.6g||54 %|
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Calories per serving: 940
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