Quick Quinoa

Quinoa is such a versatile grain that tastes great with just about anything you add in! And its considered a "superfood" for all of the nutrition it contains - a complete protein, healthy fats, fiber, B vitamins and loads of minerals - including iron. There are SO many different ways to prepare quinoa, but here's a quick and easy recipe to start.

*Note: my recipes for quinoa vary upon what vegetables are in my fridge. ALL veggies taste great with quinoa (even beets, which I quickly realized turn the WHOLE dish pink), so feel free to add in whatever you have!

Ingredients:

2 cups cooked quinoa (cooked in 4 cups water - bring to a boil and then allow to simmer until all water is gone)

1 cup chopped carrots

1 cup chopped tomatoes

1 cup chopped zucchini

1/2 cup cilantro

1/2 cup lemon juice

2 tbsp sesame oil (or olive oil)

1 can garbanzo beans

Directions:

While quinoa is cooking, chop up vegetables.  Allow quinoa to cool after cooking and mix chopped veggies in with quinoa! Serve and enjoy :)

*This picture is my leftover quinoa brought to the office the next day - garnished with 1/2 of an avocado and nutritional yeast... YUM! :)

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