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Southwest Quinoa Salad

May 20 2012 - 5:01 PM

Quinoa is one of the most versatile foods out there. You can make it into a breakfast bowl, create a unique salad or use it as a rice substitute. For those of you who have never heard of this nutritious seed, quinoa (keen-wah) is extremely high in protein, low in calories and easy to prepare…meaning there’s a good chance I’ll be sharing more quinoa recipes in the near future. It’s also an incredible choice for vegetarians and vegans looking for a filling meal.

This one is just so easy that I can’t stop making it. If you can impress your coworkers with canned ingredients, why not keep at it? Just a warning – this is enough quinoa for about 15 people. It’s a great dish to share with friends, or you can halve the recipe and enjoy it yourself for at least a few days. Uncooked quinoa doesn’t look like much, but you’ll be surprised at how it expands when cooked.

To see the recipe, click here.