Quinoa Super Salad

 
Quinoa Salad is healthy, easy to make, has protein, is gluten free and yummy

Try this quinoa salad recipe to kick your new year off to a healthy start! 

Quinoa is gluten free seed that is jam packed with nutrients. It's a great source of fiber, magnesium, iron, folate, zinc, and potassium. It is high in protein and contains all of the essential amino acids.  It is also high in antioxidants which are believed to prevent cell damage and help fight diseases.

  • Put 1/2 pound of quinoa in a rice cooker
  • Pour in vegetable broth until it is about 2 inches above the quinoa
  • Add 2 teaspoons of salt
    • After the quinoa is done cooking, let cool and toss with the following ingredients
      • 4 tbsp olive oil
      • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
      • 1 chopped cucumber
      • 12 oz chopped kalamata olives
      • 1 can drained garbanzo beans
      •  5 sprigs chopped parsley
    • Chill in the refrigerator for an hour and then enjoy!