Basic Quinoa Salad

0811131804-00I’ve enjoyed delicious quinoa dishes at temples before but never felt inclined to make it myself.  As part of the Clean Program cleanse, I decided to give this recipe a chance and sure enough, I loved it!  It’s quite tasty and very satisfying!

  • 1 cup quinoa (white, red or black)
  • 1/4 cup diced fresh celery
  • 1/4 cup diced fresh cucumbers
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup diced fresh carrots
  • 2 tbsp fresh minced parsley
  • 1 tbsp fresh minced cilantro (optional)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  1. Rinse quinoa well to remove bitterness.
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to boil.  Add salt to taste.
  3. Add quinoa, bring to boil and reduce to a simmer, cover and cook until quinoa is tender but firm and water has been absorbed about 15 – 20 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and place in a bowl.
  5. Add all vegetables, oil, lemon and salt.
  6. Eat warm or chilled.

Source:  Clean, by Dr. Alejandro Junger, M.D.

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About Sunita Sukhraj

I'm a software quality engineer, mother, model, mentor and philanthropist who has a thirst for arts, writing, Latin dancing, healthy organic vegetarian cooking (especially raw foods and desserts), spirituality, socializing and just enjoying life! I believe in the mind-body-soul connection; fill your mind with positive thoughts, feed your body healthy natural foods, and fulfill your soul's purpose with truth and love. These will help create balance in your life which in turn, will help foster humanity. Live life passionately, laugh often and love unconditionally but more importantly, live in unity with love!
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2 Responses to Basic Quinoa Salad

  1. LFFL says:

    Quinoa’s so good for you.

  2. Absolutely! It’s a complete protein that contains all 9 essential amino acids. It has twice as much fiber as most other grains, contains iron, lysine (which promotes tissue growth and repair), is rich in magnesium, B2 (which improves energy metabolism), and has a high content of manganese. And, it tastes great when prepared as a salad such as this recipe! 😉

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