Quinoa is super easy to cook with, and it doesn’t take long to make. Here’s a simple salad that also works as a substitute on lunch salads as well!
Pear & Athlete Types: Enjoy this side dish as is with a small portion of lean protein and non-starchy vegetables, like broccoli, cauliflower or green beans.
Apple Types: Can enjoy or small portion of this side dish. Quinoa is incredibly nutritious, but starchy nonetheless. If you’re going to eat starchy carbohydrates, limit it to once serving a day.
Babyface Types: If having this with lunch or dinner, enjoy small servings. Dinner is the smallest meal of the day, so don’t overindulge on this tasty side dish. Focus more on non-starchy vegetables.
1 c uncooked quinoa, rinsed well and drained
2 c water or low sodium broth
¼ tsp sea salt (add after cooking)
1 small onion, diced
½ bell pepper, diced
1 tbsp coconut oil (or butter , apples only)
2 tbsp chopped toasted almonds or ¼ c sliced and chopped water chestnuts
Add quinoa to boiling water or broth; reducing heat then cover and simmer 15 minutes until water is absorbed. Sauté onion and pepper in butter; add to cooked quinoa; add salt, almonds (or water chestnuts) just before serving.