Quinoa Salad – Fresh and Zesty

Quinoa salad-

a  celebration of flavours, textures and freshness!

Fresh and Zesty Quinoa Salad

Makes: 1 big bowl of salad, Prep time: 5 minutes, Total time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

Quinoa – ½ cup cooked

Green lentils- ½ cup cooked

Sunflower seeds – 2 tbsp.

Dried sour cherries (not sweetened) – 1 tbsp.

Fresh mint leaves – a handful

Rocket leaves – 3 cups (70gr)

Purple onion – 1 small

Olive oil

Salt, pepper

Lemon

Lemon peel

Directions

Cook the green lentils and the quinoa separately without salt in a pot full of water.

Cook until it is ready to eat, al- dente and not too soft (about 15 minutes)

When they are ready, drain the water and wash in cold water in order to let them cool down.

Drain completely from any water and prepare the salad.

Chopped the onion.

Toast lightly the sunflower seeds.

Assemble the salad- base: quinoa and lentils, rocket, mint, onion, toasted sunflower seeds, sour cherries, grate a tsp of lemon zest and season with olive oil, lemon, salt and pepper.

Eat immediately! Enjoy!

Special Diet Information

Gluten-free.

Vegan.

Suitable for diabetics.

 

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