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Healthy Quinoa Salads
I have compiled a list of 20 quinoa salads that are fresh, delicious, healthy salads, that fit the gluten free diet lifestyle, that are also great for meal prep.
Allergy friendly gluten free options along with vegan, vegetarian, paleo and keto salads for you to enjoy.
These salads can be consumed cold or warm with roasted vegetables or eaten at Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter.
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Why Eat Quinoa?
Quinoa is one of the world’s most popular health foods that is very healthy and most nutritious food on the planet. Its non-GMO and usually organically grown.
Quinoa which is gluten free, is high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain all nine essential amino acids.
It has more protein than most grains, and due to its high protein content, it can help to increase metabolism and reduce appetite significantly.
It has been proven that quinoa has tons of nutritious food. Quinoa high in antioxidants, is loaded with minerals such as iron and magnesium,
Quinoa also contains large amounts of flavonoids, including quercetin and kaempferol. These are potent plant antioxidants with numerous health benefits.
One study that looked at 4 varieties of quinoa found the fiber content ranged from 10 to 16 grams of fiber for every 100 grams.
It also has a low glycemic index rate which is excellent to control blood sugar levels.
See How To Make A Quinoa Salad
How To Cook Quinoa On The Stove
Rinse 1 cup of uncooked quinoa in a mesh strainer until water runs clear, drain and transfer to a medium pot. Add 2 cups water and sea salt and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until quinoa is tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed, It should take about 15 to 20 minutes.
Once cooked remove the pot off the heat and let it sit for for 5 minutes, then uncover and fluff with a fork.
How To Cook Quinoa In A Rice Cooker
- Rinse 1 cup of quinoa (available on Amazon)
- Pour the quinoa and add 2 cups of water into the rice cooker
- Add 1/2 tsp of sea salt and turn on the rice cooker
- Cooking time is about 30 minutes
- Once it’s done, wait 5 minutes, then fluff it with a fork
Lets take a look at typical ingredients for the salads.
Other Typical Ingredients
- Balsamic dressing
- Vinaigrette dressing
- Butternut Squash
- Black beans
- Sweet potato
- Goat cheese
Popular Types Of Salads
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20 Easy Quinoa Salad Recipes
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