Quinoa & Black Bean Salad with Mixed Leaves, Beetroot, & Chicken

Method

  • Wash Quinoa and add 2 cups of water, include your stock cube here and bring to the boil and let simmer for 12 - 15 or until water has been absorbed
  • Chop the cucumber, yellow pepper, red onion (or a few scallions), vine tomatoes, and add in 1 can of black beans.
  • You can add in sweet corn also, I didn't as my other half doesn't like them. Mix up and add the cooked & cooled quinoa.
  • Add juice of 1 lime with extra virgin olive oil and some salt as a dressing and mix with salad.
  • Now you've 80% of your lunches for the next few days done and in the fridge. You just need to add some leaves, beetroot or other salad favourites with a little protein and there you have it!

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Quinoa
  • 1 Yellow Pepper
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 6 Vine Tomatoes
  • 1 Can Black Beans
  • 1 Stock Cube (Optional)
  • Sweetcorn (Optional)
  • Chicken (Optional)
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • A little olive oil

Quinoa & Black Bean Salad with Mixed Leaves, Beetroot, & Chicken


Difficulty: Beginner
Serves: 2
Quinoa & Black Bean Salad with Mixed Leaves, Beetroot, & Chicken

Description

Why Quinoa? I love quinoa (pronounced Keen-w-awh)! It is such a powerful food and very easy to make. It is nutrient dense containing B vitamins, Iron, copper, zinc, manganese, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous & more. It is very rich in fibre, high in antioxidants & anti inflammatory properties. It is gluten free and high in protein. As part of a healthy diet it may help with blood sugar regulation, weight management and triglyceride levels. Plus its super easy to make and incorporate into the diet. Recipe from Jayne Whitty - Sásta Nutritional Therapy

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Quinoa
  • 1 Yellow Pepper
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 6 Vine Tomatoes
  • 1 Can Black Beans
  • 1 Stock Cube (Optional)
  • Sweetcorn (Optional)
  • Chicken (Optional)
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • A little olive oil

Method

  • Wash Quinoa and add 2 cups of water, include your stock cube here and bring to the boil and let simmer for 12 - 15 or until water has been absorbed
  • Chop the cucumber, yellow pepper, red onion (or a few scallions), vine tomatoes, and add in 1 can of black beans.
  • You can add in sweet corn also, I didn't as my other half doesn't like them. Mix up and add the cooked & cooled quinoa.
  • Add juice of 1 lime with extra virgin olive oil and some salt as a dressing and mix with salad.
  • Now you've 80% of your lunches for the next few days done and in the fridge. You just need to add some leaves, beetroot or other salad favourites with a little protein and there you have it!
  • Why Quinoa? I love quinoa (pronounced Keen-w-awh)! It is such a powerful food and very easy to make. It is nutrient dense containing B vitamins, Iron, copper, zinc, manganese, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous & more. It is very rich in fibre, high in antioxidants & anti inflammatory properties. It is gluten free and high in protein. As part of a healthy diet it may help with blood sugar regulation, weight management and triglyceride levels. Plus its super easy to make and incorporate into the diet. Recipe from Jayne Whitty - Sásta Nutritional Therapy
  • 1 Cup Quinoa
  • 1 Yellow Pepper
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 6 Vine Tomatoes
  • 1 Can Black Beans
  • 1 Stock Cube (Optional)
  • Sweetcorn (Optional)
  • Chicken (Optional)
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • A little olive oil

Method

  • Wash Quinoa and add 2 cups of water, include your stock cube here and bring to the boil and let simmer for 12 - 15 or until water has been absorbed
  • Chop the cucumber, yellow pepper, red onion (or a few scallions), vine tomatoes, and add in 1 can of black beans.
  • You can add in sweet corn also, I didn't as my other half doesn't like them. Mix up and add the cooked & cooled quinoa.
  • Add juice of 1 lime with extra virgin olive oil and some salt as a dressing and mix with salad.
  • Now you've 80% of your lunches for the next few days done and in the fridge. You just need to add some leaves, beetroot or other salad favourites with a little protein and there you have it!

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