Tasty gluten free Quinoa salad

Quinoa is a grain and is a great alternative to pasta, rice or couscous and has many health benefits such as…

  • Excellent protein content – contains all the essential amino acids
  • More calcium that milk
  • Good quantities of fibre, iron, vitamin E and the anti-stress B vitamins
  • Higher essential fat content than other grains
  • Gluten free
  • Helps keep you fuller for longer

You can buy Quinoa in any health food shop and sometimes it’s found in the health food section of supermarkets.

Ingredients (serves 2)
2 cups of water to 1 cup of quinoa (optional – add ½ tsp of tumeric spice to give colour to dish)
6 tomatoes
4 inch long piece of cucumber
2 cups of fresh parsley
2 cups of spring onions
Juice of 1 lemon
6 tbsp olive oil
1 cup of fresh mint

Method
Bring quinoa to the boil in a saucepan of water. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 min, or until water has been absorbed. Finely chop the tomatoes, cucumber, parsley, and spring onions. Add lemon juice, oil, and mint to the tomatoes mixture. Stir in cooked quinoa. Mix well and chill before serving.

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