This is a Simple Quinoa Salad recipe is amazing, easy to prepare and healthy. It is an easy salad for lunch or served as a side. If you are searching for easy healthy salad recipes, then look no further. This is one of the best vegan salads you can prepare.
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This superfood salad has an amazing taste with quinoa tossed with avocado, corn, tomatoes, cucumber and drizzled with a zesty maple lemon dressing. This post was originally written April 1, 2013
I love to serve quinoa recipes because quinoa is one of the healthiest food out there, it is high in protein, high in fiber, containing about twice the amount of fiber compared to other grains. It is perfect for anyone following a gluten-free vegan lifestyle menu plan or a candida diet.
Here are some of my favorite quinoa recipes that are full of flavor:
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- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1 medium cucumber , peeled and chopped if not organic
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes , halved
- 1/4 cup organic sweet corn kernels
- 1/2 medium avocado , peeled, pitted and chopped
- 10 min
- 20 min
- Ready in:
- 30 min
- Rinse quinoa in a fine-mesh sieve. Bring vegetable broth and quinoa to boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until quinoa is tender about 15-20 minutes, Set aside to cool.
- In a medium bowl, combine lemon juice, olive oil, maple syrup, salt, cumin, cilantro and spring onion. Combine quinoa, cucumber, tomatoes, sweet corn, and avocado in a bowl. Pour dressing over quinoa salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately.
- In a large bowl, toss quinoa, cucumber, tomatoes, sweet corn, and avocado. Pour dressing over quinoa salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately.