Protein Packed Quinoa Salad Meal
The whole world is going through difficult times. People are worried, as the spread of Corona virus has resulted in never before kind of actions, emotions and restrictions. As the medical science struggles to find a cure or a probable vaccine at the earliest, our only guard against this virus for the time being is our own immunity. Be active, eat clean and healthy food. Here is a salad meal recipe that is protein packed and is loaded with lot of vitamins and minerals as well. Do let me know how it turns out for you in comments section. keep well, stay safe.
------------------------------ Serves 1 (as a meal) Cuisine: Continental Course: Lunch/Dinner/Salad Difficulty level : Medium ------------------------------
|Quinoa||1 cup cooked|
|Mixed Coloured capsicum (Red, yellow, green capsicum)||1/2 cup|
|Black chickpeas (kala chana)||1/4th cup Boiled|
|White chickpeas/Garbanjo beans(kabuli chana)||1/4th cup Boiled|
|Cottage Cheese (Paneer)||½ cup|
|Pomegranate seeds||½ cup|
|Lemon Juice||2-3 tsp|
|Olive oil||2 tsp|
|Chat Masala and or Black salt to taste|
1. Cook Quinoa : Combine the rinsed quinoa and water in a pan. Bring it to boil and reduce the flame. Let it simmer and cook on low or medium flame until the quinoa absorbs the water. cover and let it sit for 5 minutes. It will allow the quinoa to fluff up.
2. In a pan add 2 tsp olive oil, mixed coloured capsicum, cottage cheese(Paneer), boiled black chickpeas(kala chana), boiled Garbanjo beans (Kabuli chana) and sauté for 3-5 minutes. let it cool and put it in a serving bowl.
3. Add cooked quinoa, Pomegranate seeds, lemon juice, chat masala and black salt to the bowl.
4. Toss well and serve.
You may add your favourite salad dressing to the salad to suit your taste.
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