Friday

Quinoa Salad

Qunioa Salad,
Hello Sweeties!!!! Since the Dr. Ordered I have been including Quinoa in our diet, in the form of handvo, or salad. 

Quinoa as we all know is the new super food replacing the carb craving if matched with the right combination.

We are so used to dal-chawal or varan bhat at every meal, that giving it up for a bland substitute like Quinoa becomes  a fight.

This salad can be enjoyed warm or cold. I like it warm and Mr. Ash love sit at room temperature. You can pretty much add or delete anything you like. Add some beans, some corn or some sprouts. Any combination would be great.

You will need;
2 cups Cooked Quinoa
1 Small English Seedless cucumber Diced fine
1 Onion Diced fine
1 Tomato chopped fine
1/2 Red Pepper, chopped fine
1 Tbspn Lemon Juice
1 Tbspn Chopped Pistachios
Salt and Pepper for taste

In a bowl, mix the chopped onions, tomatoes , cucumbers and Peppers add salt and lemon juice and let rest for 10-15 mins. 

After some water is given out by the veggies, add pepper and mix well, then add the cooked quinoa, chopped pistachio's mix well and serve. The salad can be enjoyed warm or cold.

There is no dressing, no oil or butter that is used, so this salad works for all the weight watchers also. This is a hit at any party also, even my kids gave it a big thumps up.


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