Monday, March 17, 2014

Superfood Quinoa Salad & New Dishes

Today, I want to share a super yummy and healthy Salad with you. It is a current favorite in our family.
Nice green and slightly crunchy.
Recipe is below the pictures. 

My new dishes. They are baby blue. I like them so much, I bought them in different colors. 

My little dreamer, Tatum.

Meet the newest members of my family. They are 1 day old. I'm officially a mommy of 5 kids and 8 Chickie's :) Need names still. Any suggestions??

Superfood Quinoa Salad 

(serves 4)

4 cups Broccoli florets
2 cups Green Peas (fresh/or frozen)
2 cups Cucumber (sliced)
1 Avocado (diced)
1/4 cup Onion (minced)
1 1/2 cups Quinoa
200g Feta Cheese
1 hand full Alfalfa Sprouts 
1 bunch Cilantro (minced)
a little fresh Mint (optional)
6 tablespoons Olive Oil
Juice of 1 Lemon
Salt & Pepper to taste
1/2 cup mixed Seeds slightly toasted (Sunflower, Pumpkin, Sesame, Chia)

Cook Quinoa in water until soft. Let cool down.

Cook Broccoli about 5 minutes so it has a slight crunch. (I think I over cooked my slightly). If you are using frozen peas, add them for about 1 minute to the pot. Remove Broccoli and Peas and put in ice water for about a minute , so the color of the veggies remain green. 

In a bowl mix the cooled down Quinoa with all the veggies, and herbs. Make the Olive Oil/ Lemon Dressing. Mix into Salad. Crumble Feta cheese and toasted Seeds, add to the Salad.




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