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Protein rich quinoa salad

Nutrient content per person: Calories 378 kcal Carbs 55 g Fat 13 g Protein 17 g

Fun Facts

The health benefits of quinoa:

* 1 serving of quinoa contains 29% of your daily magnesium needs

* has all nine essentials amino acids, making it a complete protein

* has 4x the amount of iron per serving then brown rice

Preparation time: 20 minutes


120 g cooked white beans

80 g cooked quinoa (or 27 g uncooked quinoa)

70 g cucumber

70 g bell pepper

35 g green olives

30 g avocado

10 g jalapeno

3 g lemon pepper

2 g salt

Optional toppings (which is included in the calories, if you leave it out then -6 kcal):

3 g vegan mayo


First, rinse the quinoa. Pour the quinoa into a fine sieve and rinse under running water. Drain it well. Set the quinoa in a pot with water. You will need 1 part of quinoa and 2 parts of water (27 g quinoa and 60 ml of water). Turn the heat on and boil 10 minutes. Then turn the cooker down add spices and let the quinoa simmer till the water is separated. At the same time cut all the vegetables. When your quinoa is ready, add all the other ingredients and mix. Take a plate, put your lovely warm salad on top of it and garnish with vegan mayo and basil. Also, it is really good served cooled on the next day.

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