Quinoa Salad with Lime Dressing

Quinoa is a high quality protein, that is also high in iron. Quinoa, once called “the gold of the Incas, is an amino acid-rich (protein) seed that has a fluffy, creamy, slightly crunchy texture and a somewhat nutty flavor when cooked.

Quinoa is a complete protein containing all eight essential amino acids.

Ingredients

2 c. water
1 c. uncooked red quinoa
2 organic scallions, chopped
1 stalk organic celery, finely chopped
1/2 organic apple with skin, finely chopped
2 Tbs. organic parsley, chopped
2 Tbs. virgin olive oil
1 Tbs. lime juice
1 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. salt

Combine water and quinoa in a medium saucepan. Bring to a  boil. Reduce heat’ simmer, covered, 10-12 minutes or until water is absorbed. Stir. Cover and let stand for 15 minutes.

Transfer to a large non-metal bowl, and set aside.

Add apple and veggies to quinoa and toss.

Combine oil, lime juice and spices, whisk until blended.  Pour over salad and toss again.

Makes 6 – 8 servings

~Guten Appetit!

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