½ cup cooked quinoa
1 small tomato deseeded and diced
1 cucumber diced
2 tbsp sliced olives
2 tbsp pomegranate seeds
Few whole olives
Few feta cheese cubes
Few walnut pieces
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
Salt to taste
Mix all ingredients.
Add lemon juice, olive oil and salt just before serving.
Enjoy the healthy salad.
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Breakfast Sweet Quinoa
For those of you, who like something sweet for breakfast like me, try this. It’s nutritious, healthy and filling. I have mentioned the facts about quinoa in Quinoa Pulav.
Basically, you can use a combination of any nuts / dry fruit or fresh fruits.
Sweet Quinoa for breakfast
½ cup quinoa
1 cup water
½ apple chopped (small pieces)
6 almonds chopped
2 dry apricots chopped
1 dry fig chopped
½ tsp cinnamon powder
¼ tsp nutmeg powder
1 -2 tbsp brown sugar (optional)
Place all ingredients in a pan.
When it boils, lower the heat and cook covered for 10-15 minutes or until all water evaporates.
Fluff the mixture with a fork.
Eat hot or cold.
You can drizzle honey or cream on top if you prefer.
Let me introduce some of my friends to Quinoa (keen- wah), the wonder food.
Quinoa is basically a seed stocked with all essential amino, vitamins and minerals essential for human nutrition. This type of complete protein is rarely found in plant foods, though common in meats. Quinoa also offers a good dose of fiber and iron. It contains no gluten or wheat.
Weight watchers please note; there are only 111 calories in each 1/2 cup of cooked quinoa and its quite filling.
Quinoa by itself tastes rather bland, but it can be prepared in a number of ways-salad, pulav, sweets etc. Quinoa can be substituted for almost all rice or other grain preparations.
1 cup quinoa
1 cup mixed vegetables (carrot, green peas, beans etc)
½ tsp shahjeera
1 small onion chopped
2 cups water
1 tastemaker cube (optional) or use whole spices
2 tbsp oil
Wash quinoa at least 4-5 times.
Heat oil and add shahjeera. When it splutters add onion and saute till almost brown.
Add the vegetables and tastemaker.
Add water and let it boil.
Add quinoa and check salt.
Cook covered on low flame for 15-20 mins or until all water is absorbed.
Fluff with a fork and serve with pickle and yogurt raita.