For all my gluten-free gals and guys, this Turmeric Quinoa Salad is for you!
When it comes to grains, quinoa has the most impressive nutritional profile & cooks the fastest. Quinoa is gluten-free & high in protein.
Turmeric has a very distinct & not the best taste; this dish completely masks it but, you can still reap all the benefits. It's the best of both worlds!
Ingredients you will need:
1 cup uncooked quinoa
2 cups vegetable broth
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 red onion, chopped
10 cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup green onion, chopped
1/3 cup raisins or cranberries
1/2 tsp turmeric
juice of one lemon
green onion, chopped
juice of lemon or lime
1. Add quinoa & vegetable broth into a pot on high heat. Let it come to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low, cover & cook for 15 minutes until all liquid is absorbed.
2. Add the pepper, onion, tomato, green onion, raisins & turmeric into a large bowl & mix together.
3. Once the quinoa is ready, add to the rest of the vegetables & mix all together until well combined.
4. Add lemon juice, sea salt & pepper to taste.
Health Benefits from the ingredients in the Turmeric Quinoa Salad:
Bell Pepper boosts immunity, reduces inflammation, supports skin & Hair health, protects eye health
Cilantro promotes detoxification, helps reverse candida, boosts immunity, reduces inflammation, supports bones health
Onion boosts immunity, promotes heart health, reduces risk of cancer
Quinoa high in fiber & protein, controls blood sugar levels, high in antioxidants
Tomatoes reduces inflammation, promotes heart health, may help reduce risk of stroke
Turmeric supports skin health, detoxifies the liver, improves digestion, boosts the immune system & is a natural anti-inflammatory