A Nutty Quinoa Salad: Detox Recipe 4 of 21May 4, 2011
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When I asked my friends for some great detox-friendly recipes I knew I get a bunch of quinoa dishes. See, health nuts love quinoa. We also like flaunting how we know how to pronounce it (Keen-wah). But regular people like it too, that’s the good news! Wondering if your toddler will eat this stuff? I bet she will. What about your brother, husband or father? Yup, just tell them it’s like rice.
And it is. Like rice, I mean. Except more nutritionally dense, with a significant amount of protein. Now you can buy it in boxes at the grocery store, but it’s much cheaper in bulk bins at Whole Foods or your local natural food store. Cook it, sprout it, or just look at it – quinoa’s pretty neat.
Quinoa Salad with almonds and flax seed
1 cup of quinoa
1 Tbl. ground raw almonds
1-2 TBl. ground flax seeds
1 red pepper, chopped
1 bunch of green onion, chopped
3/4 cup of raisins
Sea Salt to taste
Cook quinoa as directed on package. Sauté chopped red pepper and green onion in 1 Tbl. of olive oil. Add raisins and continue to sauté until the raisins begin to get a little plump and the red pepper is a little soft. Add more olive oil if needed. Ground raw almonds and flax seeds (I used a blender). Combine the cooked quinoa and the sauté red pepper, green onion and raisins and blend. Add sea salt to taste and drizzle olive oil as the quinoa should not be to dry.
Serve warm, chilled or at room temperature.
This recipe is from my friend Carrie at www.carriesaba.com.
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