Sunday, June 21, 2015

Healthy Quinoa Salad


You need tomatoes and parsley,

I mean loads of parsley, and some cucumbers,

and, of course, garlic.

Mix in a bowl some olive oil, sea salt & black pepper, 2 crushed garlic gloves and chopped parsley. 
Boil 1 cup of red quinoa in plain water for about 15mins. When ready rinse it well in cold water.
Add tomato & cucumber cubes to the spiced oil mixture and the chilled quinoa. Mix well.

Cooked red quinoa.

Red quinoa has the highest protein content of all grains. It's also rich in essetial minerals and vitamins such as folate, iron and zinc, and it's gluten-free. 

 Did you know that parsley is an excellent source of vitamin K and vitamin C as well as a good source of vitamin A, folate, and iron?

I also added some sheep's (milk) cheese that I bought at local market. 

 PS. for dessert I had a bowl of whipped cream & raspberries 


Bon appetit!


32 comments:

  1. Good appetite! Classy photos! The last picture of raspberry, yum !!
    Judy
    http://judymuhely.blogspot.hu/

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  2. Biztosan nagyon finom, a fotók meg meseszépek! :)

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  5. Yum this looks delicious! I've not tried quinoa much but keen to experiment!

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    1. I like it more than rice. Pretty easy to add almost with anything.

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  6. Yumm.. love this salad! Quinoa is so good for us and this recipe is very healthy, I have to make it soon.

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  7. So nice seeing quinoa recipes! I think there was a hype around it because it's so beneficial, but noone really knew how to cook it :)

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    1. You're right there are not so many quinoa recipes!

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  8. it looks delicious!! i should try this one. thanks for sharing it with us

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  9. I like all the ingredients. Great way to combine them!

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  10. I would love to download this salad, and a dessert of course! Both looking so delicious, healthy and guiltyfree. Although, I like to combine raspberries and honey!

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    1. Great! Never tried raspberries with honey - thanks for the tip!

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  11. Thanks for sharing this healthy salad recipe! Can't wait to try it out!

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    1. It's so easy to make and super healthy!

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  12. I like quinoa for salads. Although so far I haven't been able to find the dark quinoa, just the lighter one :)

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    1. I have also difficulties to find this red quinoa as it's not in every super market. Found it in a special healht food store.

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  13. Looks super duper healthy and yummy to eat! I'm sure my sis would love this.

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    1. You should surprise her with this salad :D

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  14. Quinoa is a lovely alternative to any other grain. It's really packed with health benefits especially this one (red quinoa). This is a really yummy looking salad!

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  15. This salad is fresh, healthy, and packed with flavor! I think the cheese is a nice addition to the flavors that you already have. Quinoa is good at absorbing flavor anyway! I would love to have this for lunch!

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  16. I really want to try this now! It looks simply amazing. Adding quinoa to a salad makes it super filling. Thanks for sharing!

    Nina
    aworldofdresses.com

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  17. The perfect healthy summer dish. So delish. x

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  18. Oh gosh, this looks AMAZING. I love quinoa �� I can't wait to recreate this at home! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  19. Great healthy eating post! I will show this to my other half who is planning big diet soon. Thanks for sharing x

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  20. quinoa salads are so fresh tasting and good for you, my folks make them a lot (and I of course steal a bite or two)... thanks for sharing, great ideas ofr yummy food : )

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