Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
In a large mixing bowl, add the quinoa, sauteed vegetables and beans, and then add the additional ingredients (tomatoes, parsley, feta cheese, and kalamata olives.) Mix together. Add salt and pepper to your liking. of beans where you are getting about 40 grams of protein. Quinoa is also a great source of amino acid, vitamins, and minerals. If you're looking for an ancient grain to try, this is one to certainly explore.
The Mediterranean diet has also been shown to be beneficial for cardiovascular disease so why not combine a healthy grain and a healthy cuisine together?
Hope you enjoy~
Cooking the Quinoa to make it interesting
1 cup rinsed Quinoa
1 cup 100% organic Orange Juice
1 cup organic chicken or vegetable broth
Add all ingredients into a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil, covered, and then allow to simmer for about 10 minutes or until all the liquid is gone. Set aside and let it cool.