I love quinoa! Although it's served like rice, it's actually not a grain and has 8 grams of protein per serving. You can always substitute it for rice and this Quinoa Salad with Peanut Dressing is a great crowd pleaser.
Quinoa is so easy to prepare, as well, taking on 15 minutes to cook. I have several quinoa recipes including this quinoa pilaf recipe. There's also these salad recipes, Quinoa Salad with Spinach and Quinoa Salad with Mango Dressing.
Sometimes, vegan, plant-based eaters feel that they should only eat veggies and fruits, but eating grains or quinoa help fill you up and provide energy and help keep you satisfied.
After cooking the quinoa, you only need to chop the broccoli, red onion, and cucumber and open and drain a can of beans, which also add protein and you're almost done with the recipe.
I hope you're willing to experiment a little as you can add other vegetables, too, like cherry tomatoes or cauliflower and you can mix up the greens, as well.
Add more whole grains to your meals with these recipes:
The dressing is quite strong by itself, but when you add it to this much quinoa salad, it is just right.
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