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Quinoa and Veggie Salad
Quinoa and Veggie Salad from the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation
1 ½ cups quinoa, uncooked
1 cup canned chick peas, rinsed well
½ cup cucumber, diced
½ cup yellow bell pepper, diced
½ cup carrots, grated
⅓ cup green onions, chopped
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1 garlic clove, pressed
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
1.Cook quinoa as directed on package. When quinoa is cool, transfer to large mixing bowl and stir in all remaining ingredients.
2.Whisk dressing ingredients together. Pour over quinoa salad and mix well. Refrigerate for an hour before serving.
Quinoa is one of the healthiest grain choices out there - it is higher in protein and iron than most grains. It is very versatile and can be eaten as a hot cereal, salad, side dish or added to soups. Try adding this grain into your next dish and fuel your body!