A quinoa salad cup is a delicious and nutritious meal that involves cooked quinoa, a variety of colorful vegetables, additional proteins, or toppings. It is served in individual cups or bowls. Quinoa salad is healthy because it contains all nine essential amino acids, and it also provides a significant amount of dietary fiber. Here’s a basic recipe for this healthy salad.
- 1 cup of cooked quinoa
- Assorted vegetables ( cherry tomatoes, cucumber, bell peppers)
- Fresh herbs ( Parsley, mint)
- Protein( grilled chicken, tofu or your preferred choice)
- Olive oil
- Lemon juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cook the vegetable according to package instructions and let it cool.
- Dice the vegetables into small sizes.
- Chop your fresh herbs.
- Add your grilled protein.
- In individual cups or bowls, layer the cooked quinoa as the base and add your vegetables on top.
- Place your protein over the salad and sprinkle your cheese over for added creaminess.
- In a small bowl, mix olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to create a simple dressing. Drizzle this over the salad.
- Serve immediately or refrigerate for later use.
Feel free to customize the ingredients based on your preferences and dietary requirements. Quinoa salad cups are versatile, allowing you to experiment with different vegetables, proteins, and dressings to suit your taste.