I love to make fresh quinoa salads all spring and summer, filling them with fresh herbs like parsley and basil, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, and other delicate raw veggies. The only problem with salads like these is they aren’t satisfying in the cold winter months (give me a hot lunch and dinner, or I’m hiding in bed and never coming out)!
What’s a salad lover to do? I decided to create a warm Mediterranean quinoa salad that is gluten-free, vegan, and packs in the flavour and nutrients. Added bonus: make a large batch because this is a salad you can reheat! It freezes well so put leftovers into meal-sized containers in your freezer for healthy weekday lunches or quick dinners.
Why does everyone under the sun seem to be crazy for quinoa? I will be posting about what makes quinoa a nutritional powerhouse soon, so stay tuned!
Now for the mouth-watering recipe…