Quick Veggie Quinoa

Quinoa has become a go to grain for me over the past couple of years. It is so good for you and tastes good too and you can flavor it in a ton of different ways. A few of the reasons it is a superfood and very healthy is because it contains all of the essential amino acids, 6g of protein and 3 g of fiber per 1/2 cup serving.

Veggie Quinoa Salad:

  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup edamame
  • 1/4 cup drained black beans
  • 1 sauteed and chopped bell peper
  • 1/4 sauteed mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp ginger paste (ginger in a tube)
  • 1 tsp ginger salt spice blend
  • 1/4 lime

Directions:

  1. Cook the quinoa as the package says and pour into a bowl when cooled.
  2. While quinoa is cooking sautee the mushrooms and peppers with coconut oil or olive oil.
  3. Have pre-shelled and cooked edamame to use and drain the black beans. Add both to a bowl with quinoa when cooled. Add mushrooms and peppers when ready.
  4. Put nutritional yeast, ginger paste and ginger salts into the bowl and stir together.
  5. Squeeze lime juice over and mix it in.
  6. Serve however you would like!

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Tonight I put mine with some sweet potato wedges and some already cooked broccoli. It was all really good! I also added some avocado on top. The ginger salt blend is really good but sadly I’m not entirely sure where I picked it up so other sorts of spice blends could work too.

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