Quinoa salad with a superfood carob dressing
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper (to taste)
Salad
  • 1 cucumber peeled with the potato peeler
  • 1 red pepper sliced into thin strips
  • 1 yellow pepper sliced into thin strips
  • 1 orange pepper sliced into thin strips
  • 1 orange
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 spring onion sliced
  • 2 tablespoons black cumin
  • 1 cup pre-cooked organic chickpeas wash and drained
  • 3 tablespoons goji berries
  • 3 tablespoons dry cranberries
Dressing
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 tablespoons carob syrup
  • 1 teasp turmeric
  • 1 teasp oregano
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • ½ lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • pepper
  • salt
Instructions
  1. Place the quinoa in a fine-mesh strainer, rinse thoroughly with water and drain.
  2. Toast the. Add the quinoa in a small saucepan, add olive oil stir for a minute, then add water and bring to a boil.
  3. Turn heat down to the lowest setting. Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Remove the pot from heat and let stand for 5 more minutes, covered.
  5. Fluff the quinoa gently with a fork and place it into a big salad bowl, let cool.
  6. When ready add in the bowl the rest of the ingredients, pour in the dressing and toss!
Notes
6-8 servings
Recipe by Enhealthy.com - Delicious & Nutritious at https://www.enhealthy.com/quinoa-salad-superfood-carob-dressing-recipes-salads/