Recipe: Quinoa Salad

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 | 0 comments »

Here's one of Shaun T's favorites from his brand-new workout program, INSANITY: THE ASYLUM. Healthy and filling, this salad can help get you through your most extreme workouts. Did you know that quinoa contains all the amino acids needed to make a complete protein? It's pretty rare to see that kind of nutrient profile in a single plant-based food.
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water or broth (chicken or vegetable)
  • 1 tsp. turmeric
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 1/4 cup sliced cucumber
  • 1 Tbsp. diced onion
  • 1 tsp. grated raw ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. julienned mint
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped pistachio nuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped romaine lettuce
Combine quinoa, water or broth, salt, and turmeric in a medium saucepan. Cover and cook over medium heat until about half the liquid is absorbed and quinoa begins to soften, about 15 minutes. Strain quinoa in a mesh strainer, then place in a bowl. Squeeze lemon and lime over quinoa and place in refrigerator to cool. When cool, toss with remaining ingredients. Makes 1 serving.

Preparation Time: 40 minutes

Nutritional Information (per serving, prepared with water):
Calories Protein Fiber Carbs Fat Total Saturated Fat
383 14 g 7 g 64 g 9 g 1 g