Made a New Year’s resolution to be more healthy? Looking for a quick, vegan, yummy recipe? Wondering what the heck quinoa is??
You have come to the right place. First, quinoa (pronounced Keen-Wa) is an extremely healthy grain, technically a seed, that is a good source of protein and all nine amino acids. It is also very quick cooking! Here is a very easy recipe that would make a great lunch!
Quinoa Salad with Garlic Tahini Dressing
1 cup quinoa (I used Bob’s Red Mill organic)
2 Persian cucumbers, chopped
2 ripe tomatoes, chopped
Garlic Tahini Dressing:
1/4 cup tahini
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 garlic cloves, chopped
salt and pepper
Cook the quinoa according to package directions. In a bowl, place the chopped tomato and cuke, season with a little salt and pepper. Add quinoa. In a small bowl with a lid, add ingredients for the dressing, shake well. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour over quinoa mixture. Mix well. Place in the fridge! Feel free to use whatever veggies you have! Roasted eggplant or red pepper? Enjoy!