Quinoa is a seed that has been around for centuries and is very high in protein, iron, magnesium, and fiber making it a healthy pantry staple. This super grain is easy to cook with and has a yummy nutty flavor that leaves you feeling satisfied.

Veggie Quinoa Salad [Vegan]

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Cooking Time

15

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup red and white quinoa rinsed well with water
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 small sweet potato chopped in cubes
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 cup chopped green beans
  • 1/2 capsicum chopped
  • 1 stalk of celery chopped
  • 3 radishes thinly sliced
  • 1 cup parsley chopped
  • 1/2 fresh lemon juiced
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds chopped
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Preparation

  1. Pre heat oven to 160°F, chop sweet potato into small cubes and put into a oven dish then drizzle with some coconut oil making sure its covering all the sweet potato. You can add spices to enhance the flavor.
  2. Bake for about 30 minutes or until cooked through. Once this is done, take out of the oven and set a side to cool. Rinse quinoa under water for about a minute using a fine mesh strainer, place quinoa in saucepan and add two cups of water then bring to boil.
  3. Cook quinoa for 20 minutes, once cooked pour into a mesh strainer, rinse with cold water and let the water drain out.
  4. Transfer the quinoa into a large salad bowl and add the chopped up vegetables and almonds adding the roast sweet potato last then mix ingredients together. Pour lemon juice over the salad for the dressing.
  5. Lasts in the fridge for 4-5 days.
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