Quinoa protein salad recipe. Salads can be made from many foods, beyond vegetables. And, above all, beyond the lettuce. They seem uncommon, but the salads of cereals or legumes are a perfect option to eat nutritiously and stay satiated. This time we teach you how to make a simple recipe of protein salad with quinoa and your favorite vegetables.
It has occurred to me that you can also add some type of legume, such as beans or chickpeas, and a little corn to give it a special touch. As for the seasoning, you can do it to your liking, but without using any type of processed sauce. For example, you can add extra virgin olive oil, vinegar or a little lemon juice.
And the vegetables, incorporate the ones that you like the most. Peppers, tomatoes, onions, broccoli, carrots? They all have a place in this Quinoa protein salad recipe.
Quinoa is a pseudocereal with high protein content, and also contains all the essential amino acids, magnesium, and manganese. It is also an ideal food for people with celiac disease, as it does not contain gluten. Even if you want to reduce the intake of gluten in your diet, this is a perfect option. You already know that an excess of gluten can generate problems and pains in the digestive system.
-Time 30 minutes
-1/2 cup raw quinoa (85 g)
-1/2 cup cooked or potted beans
-1/2 cup of corn
-1/4 cup fresh parsley
-10 cherry tomatoes
-Salt, oi, and vinegar
Although you also have the option of using quinoa already cooked, the best option is to prepare it yourself. Follow the package instructions to do it properly. Allow it to cool to room temperature.
ADD THE REST OF THE INGREDIENTS
In a large bowl, add the remaining ingredients and stir until everything is well integrated.
The Quinoa protein salad can be taken directly (warm) or cold. To store the leftovers, put it in an airtight container and consume it within 3 days.