Quinoa Salad

Article by Angela Haldane

Red quinoa salad (WF, GF, DF)
A simple and nutritious salad to be served as a side or to be enjoyed on its own as a light meal.
Quinoa (pronounced Keen-wa), is an alkalising food and has a balanced amino acid profile providing high protein.
Quinoa has more calcium than milk and is higher in natural fat content than any grain (good for sustaining energy); it is also a source of Vitamin B, Vitamin E, phosphorous and iron.

Ingredients:
1 cup red quinoa
2 cups water
½ cup coriander, chopped
1 small head broccoli, cut into thin wedge-like pieces
1 lemon, juiced
2 tablespoons tamari (this is a wheat-free soy-sauce alternative)
½ cup pine nuts roasted (or 100g of toasted slivered almonds as an alternative)
½ cup pecans nuts, chopped
¼ red capsicum, cut into thin slivers
1 finely sliced red onion

Method:
Place quinoa and water into medium saucepan and bring to boil, then simmer until water absorbs (15 mins). Stir with a fork, then cool.
Add all of the other ingredients to quinoa and top with a dash of cold pressed olive oil.