Friday, July 23, 2010

Meatless Fridays

Quinoa is the perfect grain. It contains all eight amino acids and is a complete protein. This meal is light and healthy and perfect for summer time. It's a delicious meal for a picnic because it can be served at room temperature (and doesn't contain mayo or dairy).
This week's Meatless Friday meal is:

Quinoa Salad

1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded, and diced
2 medium-large tomatoes, finely chopped
1 can of corn
1 jalapeƱo pepper, seeded and diced
1 can of chickpeas
1/2 cup scallions, thinly sliced
2/3 cup parsley — minced
1/3 cup fresh mint — minced
1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced

Cook and drain quinoa as directed on package and allow to cool. Add vegetables. Top with your favorite vinaigrette.

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