Amy’s Quinoa Salad

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Happy Friday! I thought this was a good easy recipe to share. Please enjoy with the whole family..The kiddo’s will love this…Be well, Amy

Amy’s Nourishing Quinoa Salad
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water or broth
½ cup dried cranberries
1 medium size leek
¼ cup organic olive oil
¼ cup chia Seeds
½ cup goat cheese
¼ tsp cumin
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
Method:
Soak Quinoa (soaked at least 1 hour but best soaked overnight)
Rinse and Drain Quinoa. Add new water to quinoa. Cook on high until boiling. Reduce heat to simmer for 10-15 mins or until fluffy (add more water for breakfast porridge)
After cooked set aside to cool slightly in a glass bowl.
Add all other ingredients and stir all together.
Can be stored in refrigerator in air tight container for up to a week. Or also can be frozen in air tight container.
Nutritional Benefits
Quinoa is a gluten free nourishing grain. It’s high in protein and has a nutty flavor. Be sure to soak and rinse grain to remove the outer coat that is bitter tasting.
Cranberries are a great source of antioxidants and taste yummy
Cumin is a great spice that is nourishing and great for the immune system
Chia seeds are full of Omega 3’s and are very hydrating for the body. All you need is 3 tablespoons a day to meet the daily Omega 3 recommendation.
Olive oil is a rich source essential fats that cleanse and support nearly every bodily system. Look for cold pressed extra virgin olive oil for maximum health benefits.

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