Quinoa Power Salad

Our Quinoa Power Salad is well rounded, offering a mix of vitamins and nutrients from vegetables like red bell pepper, carrot, lettuce and avocado, and protein from cannellini beans. Easy to prepare, the prep work can be completed while the quinoa is boiling, then simply toss and serve.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups quinoa
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, medium, diced
  • 1/2 cup almonds, slivered, roasted (optional)
  • 5 leaves romaine lettuce, thin strips
  • 1 avocado, diced (optional)
  • 1 carrot, small, shredded
  • 1/2 can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint, minced
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • PREP TIME 30
  • COOK TIME 15
  • Serves 4

Directions

  1. Add water and quinoa to a small pot and cook on medium heat until fully cooked. Set aside and allow to cool while preparing other ingredients.
  2. Once quinoa has cooled, in a large bowl combine quinoa, carrots, bell pepper, mint, and cannellini beans. Stir until evenly mixed.
  3. To serve, place small amount of romaine lettuce on a plate. Add quinoa mixture on top of lettuce. Top with hemp seeds, almonds, avocado and dressing to taste.

Note: You can also mix the lettuce with the salad and use roasted slivered almonds if desired.