Quinoa is a healthy choice for vegetarians since it is a source of complete protein. It is also easy to digest and cooks very fast (about 10 min). This is a very simple quinoa salad recipe. Replace zucchini and bell pepper with your favorite vegetables
Quinoa: 1 cup
Water: 2 cups
Zucchini: 1, chopped
Red bell pepper: 1, chopped
Olive Oil: 1+2 tbsp
Fresh lemon juice: 2 tbsp
Fresh parsley: 2 tbsp, finely chopped
1. Rinse quinoa by running water over grains in a pot. Drain and add two cups of water and some salt to the pot.
2. Bring the water to boil. Simmer until water is absorbed (about 10-15 min). When cooked, quinoa will be translucent. Set aside.
3. In a frying pan, heat 1 tbsp olive oil. Add chopped bell pepper and saute for 5 min on medium-high heat. Add chopped zucchini, season with salt and pepper, and saute for 5 more min. Mix them with quinoa grains.
4. Add olive oil, lemon juice and parsley. Mix well and season with salt and pepper. Taste and adjust the lemon juice and seasoning.