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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

How to?

  1. Cook the green lentils and the quinoa separately without salt in a pot full of water.
  2. Cook until it is ready to eat, al- dente and not too soft (about 15 minutes)
  3. When they are ready, drain the water and wash in cold water in order to let them cool down.
  4. Drain completely from any water and prepare the salad.
  5. Chopped the onion.
  6. Toast lightly the sunflower seeds.
  7. 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.
  8. Eat fresh! Enjoy!

Special Diet Information

Gluten-free.

Vegan.

Suitable for diabetics.

 

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