Start Somewhere with a healthy salad! Quinoa is full of nutrients, protein, and antioxidants. This seed is gluten-free and makes a great substitute for pasta in your salads. A quinoa salad is a great, healthy dish to bring to parties and gatherings.

Total Prep Time: 30-40 minutes Makes: 3-4 servings

*Remember to buy organic and avoid your food allergies when making this recipe! If you do not know what your food allergies are get them tested soon!

INGREDIENTS:

Quinoa Salad Dressing
1/2 cup of organic lime juice
3 tablespoons organic red wine vinegar 
1/4 cup olive oil (or avocado or grapeseed oil) 
1 tablespoon cumin
sea salt or pink Himalayan salt
freshly ground black pepper

Quinoa Salad
4 cups organic chicken broth (or vegetable to make it vegetarian)
2 cups quinoa, rinsed
1 organic red onion, finely diced
1 organic red pepper,  diced
3 cups organic vegetables, chopped (choose combination of spinach, yellow squash, zucchini, broccoli, and/or tomatoes)
1 -15 ounce can of organic black beans, drained and rinsed
Optional, top with Feta or non-dairy cheese

DIRECTIONS:

Quinoa Salad Dressing
Combine lime juice, red wine vinegar, oil, cumin, sea salt, black pepper.

Quinoa Salad
Place quinoa and broth in a pot and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

Let quinoa cool to room temperature before combining remaining ingredients and dressing.