Beautylaws is also about eating healthy food! I just want to share with you an awesome healthy recipe of a easy to make quinoa salad since cooking is one of my favorite activities. It is a delicious salad with quinoa as key ingredient.
I was heading to the office in Jerusalem when I got stuck without lunch, so I bought myself a quinoa beetroot salad and was really in love with this salad. I tried to keep the main ingredients in mind and gave my own twist to this healthy salad.
Why is quinoa so healthy? Quinoa is gluten free, protein-rich and a source of B vitamins and contains a lot of minerals such as iron, magnesium, lysine and zink. Moreover, quinoa contains twice as much fibers as other grains.
What I love the most about quinoa is that it has a nutty flavor and that it’s a very versatile ingredient. You can use it for lunch, dinner or even for breakfast and you can make dishes in endless variations.
What do you need to make a quinoa Beetroot Salad for 3 persons?
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 pack of alfalfa sprouts
- 2 good sized beetroots (I buy them vacuum packed)
- 1 small pack of baby leaves
- 2 tomatoes
- 2 cucumbers
- Hand full of parsley
- Hand full of sun flower seeds
- Hand full of sliced almonds without skin
- Hand full of dried cranberry’s
- Black pepper
- Optional: 1/2 little apple
Dressing: 2 tea spoons of mustard, 2 tea spoons of mayonnaise, 2 big spoons of olive oil and 2 big spoons of honey. Mix these ingredients.
Fill a regular drinking glass (1/3rd liter) with quinoa, place it in a pot and add twice as much water. (The ratio is 1 cup of uncooked quinoa to 2 cups of liquid.) After 20 minutes it should be ready. Check if you can recognize the C in the middle of the quinoa seed. Chop the beetroots, avocado, tomatoes, cucumbers, parsley and the apple in little pieces. Add the baby leaves to it and the dressing. Don’t forget to add salt, pepper, the almonds and the sunflower seeds to it. Use a good amount of alvalva sprouts to garnish your homemade quinoa salad with.