Quinoa salad, a family favorite main or side dish!


1/3 cup cooked “premium organic red/white”quinoa blend
1 medium celery stalk
1 medium tomato
1 small sweet banana pepper
1/2 medium carrot
1/2 medium apple
1/2 medium purple pepper (green or red peppers)
1/3 medium red onion (yellow or white onion)
1/4 cup cucumbers
1 clove garlic
1/2 tsp fresh peeled ginger, minced
1 tsp organic No-salt seasoning by Kirkland*
4 medium basils
As desired, season with black pepper and Himalayan pink salt by Kirkland* .

Preparation time: Approximately, 30 minutes.  Includes cooking quinoa, prepping and mixing ingredients.

Follow cooking instructions for quinoa.  Let cool in a separate dish.
Chop small: celery, tomato, purple and yellow pepper, apple, onion and cucumber. Grate: carrot.  Mince: garlic and ginger.  Place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl, except for basils and add cooked quinoa.  Mix in folding motion. Season as desired.  Add chopped basils when serving.

Note: I add a couple of walnuts, a dash of turmeric.  Serve my portion with a small slice of multi-grain/raisin toast and 2 oz of “safe catch” tuna!

Legend: * Annabelle’s preferred seasoning.


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