• Aaisha Fakih

HEALTHY QUINOA SALAD

This Quinoa salad is refreshing, crisp, nutritious & delicious. It's made of fresh veggies like broccoli, bell peppers, spring onion greens, avocado - and a nice spiced dressing to add flavor to this absolute summer Salad.


This salad is super simple and you can actually make it in just a few minutes, also add in extra veggies of your choice to make it more desirable to your tastebuds.


THE DRESSING-

The dressing for the salad is made of honey, lemon juice and zest, salt, and pepper, olive oil, and ginger. Ginger adds a spiced touch to the salad and lifts up the whole dish. I know most of us are not fans of ginger, but its highly beneficial, So go for the sake of the benefits, give it a go - & Olive oil is like medicine to your heart and soul. So be generous with that too -


Let's get into the making -


QUINOA SALAD

Total Time: 15 minutes Author: Aaisha

Ingredients

For the Dressing-

  • 50 ml of olive oil

  • lemon zest, of 2 lemons

  • lemon juice, of 2 lemons

  • 1 tablespoon(s) honey

  • salt

  • pepper

  • 20 g ginger, fresh, grated

For the Salad-

  • 180 g quinoa

  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped

  • 1 yellow bell pepper

  • 1 red bell pepper

  • 100 g broccoli, in florets

  • 1 avocado(s), ripe


Instructions

  • Fill a bowl with cold water and add the quinoa.

  • Let it soak for 5 minutes.

  • Transfer to a strainer and discard the water.

  • Quinoa has a natural coating that can make it bitter. This is removed when soaked in water and rinsed. 

  • Transfer to a pot and add 1 liter of water. Place the pot over heat and bring to a boil. Let it cook for 15-20 minutes. Do not over boil.

  • While the quinoa is cooking, prepare the salad dressing and the rest of the salad.

  • In a bowl, add the olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, honey, and ginger. Whisk.

  • Add the spring onions, yellow pepper, red pepper, broccoli florets, and avocado. Mix.

  • When the quinoa is ready, drain and rinse to cool it off so that you can add it to the salad. 

  • Drain and add to the bowl. Toss.

  • Season to taste and serve.

  • ENJOY!

If you try this recipe don't forget to share your experience with me.

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