We love quinoa (pronounced “keen-wah”). This superfood contains a perfect balance of all 8 essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. It also packs a nutritional punch of dietary fibre and calcium. Plus it’s gluten free and easy to digest! For this salad, first you make your quinoa. I made this salad for a dinner party so I doubled the recipe and used 2 cups. Follow the instructions on the package. If you have a rice cooker, make your quinoa in it!
Add edamame (about 2 cups, cooked) and chopped celery (about 2 cups).
Add 1/2 cup chopped green onion and 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds for a pop of colour and a burst of flavour.
Mix it all together with the dressing (see recipe below) for a pretty, festive quinoa salad. Eat copious amounts!
For the dressing:
1/2 cup canola oil
5 tbsp white vinegar
3 tbsp gluten-free tamari
3 tbsp curry powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp celery salt
Taste and adjust as needed. I usually play around with the amounts of tamari, salt and celery salt because I don’t want it to be too salty.
Check it out! Quinoa is very versatile; it can be the basis for either savoury or sweet dishes. For some really creative quinoa recipes, from appetizers to desserts, check out the Queen of Quinoa.
I’m not the Queen of Quinoa but this #glutenfree salad rocks my world! @alyssarimmer http://t.co/hnKy4GU1
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