Healthy quinoa salad recipes and mains
Quinoa is an ancient seed that masquerades as a grain and it has made a huge comeback. Not only is it gluten-free, it's also low in sodium and high in protein, calcium and iron. One serving of quinoa provides you with a healthy dose of vitamin E as well as B vitamins.
Quinoa recipes to try
Fresh Quinoa Veggie Salad
The light texture of quinoa makes this high-protein ancient New World grain quite appropriate in salads. Use South American light-coloured quinoa or the nutty brown quinoa harvested from Saskatchewan.
Quinoa Salad with Dried Cranberries and Apricots
Fruity flavours marry exceptionally well with the graininess of the quinoa.
Quinoa is appropriate served hot or at room temperature, which makes it a versatile dish for entertaining on a large scale.
Avocado and Quinoa Salad
With its slight bite, quinoa pairs well with creamy avocado for this side salad. It's refreshing in the winter and stellar at a summer barbecue.
Here's the Dish: Rachel McAdams' Favourite Quinoa Salad
We found out Rachel McAdams loves the quinoa salad at O&B Canteen in Toronto. Get the scoop -- and the recipe!