5 Quick Quinoa Salads

August 16, 2011

Quinoa (pronounced "qin-wah") is a seed native to South and Central America.  It is prized for it's high nutritional value.  It is high in protein and has a balanced set of amino acids (perfect for vegetarians).  It is also a good source of fiber, phosphorus, magnesium, and iron.  Quinoa is gluten-free.  These healthy and delicious quinoa recipes are the perfect way to start a healthy diet.

Edamame, Corn, and Quinoa Salad
This quinoa salad is packed with fiber and protein- perfect for those us on a diet.

Chickpea and Vegetable Salad
This salad has a bunch of fresh and crunchy veggies.

Black Quinoa Salad with Avocado, Mango, and Tomatoes
Black quinoa can be found at specialty markets and online.

Pistachio, Mint, and Garlic Quinoa
A gluten-free salad that is full of flavor.

Quinoa Fruit Salad
Add slivered almonds for extra crunch.

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