Quinoa Salad

Quinoa is all the rage right now! It is considered to be a grain but it is technically a seed. The good thing is that is can be prepared like a grain such as rice and tastes great all alone or along with other ingredients. And did I forget to mention that it is high in protein and gluten free? I have been seeing all different types of quinoa salads and the one thing I notice the most is that you can literally add anything to them.  I found this one recipe from Eating Well Living Thin and decided to try it out with a few added ingredients. 

Ingredients

1 cup cooked, cooled quinoa

2 cups edamame (shelled and cooked)

1 cup frozen corn

1 green onion, sliced (just green parts)

1/2 red sweet bell pepper, diced

1 avocado cubed

1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro

1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons lemon juice 

1/4 teaspoon salt

It can be eaten as a side or as a snack. Either way it’s guilt free!

Happy Weekend!!

Matt Nathanson – Faster 

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