Refreshing Quinoa Salad Title
This Refreshing Summer Quinoa Salad is the perfect healthy side dish for your summer BBQ’s. It can be made ahead of time (minus the avocados, add right before serving) plus it’s gluten-free and vegan!

Ingredients:

  • 1 diced avocado
  • 8 ounces chopped mini bell peppers
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 tbsp chipotle tabasco
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • (Optional) 1 diced jalapeno

This side dish could easily be turned into a meal by adding black beans or grilled shrimp.

Quinoa is a great way to get your protein in without having to eat too much meat.  One cup of quinoa has over 8 grams of protein and only about 220 calories.  In addition to being protein rich, quinoa is also a great source of fiber, anti-oxidents, and heart healthy fats (roughly 4 grams per cup).  About 25% of the fat found in quinoa is called oleic acid, a healthy monounsaturated fat; and 8% is called alpha-linolenic acid, the type of omega-3 found in plants.  Quinoa is also considered a superfood! The nutrient makeup of quinoa is loaded with vitamins and minerals such as riboflavin, magnesium, iron, B-vitamins (such as riboflavin and folate), calcium, potassium, and zinc!  Adding in all of the vegetables, peppers, avocado, and garlic makes this dish one of the most nutritious side dishes or main courses you can serve!


Kiana and Drew Edmunds

Kiana and Drew, Creators of Drinks ‘n Grub from Wifey ‘n Hub.

We are newlyweds living in beautiful San Diego where we are constantly inspired by fresh ingredients and innovative restaurants.

Drew is a homegrown mixologist and craft cocktail enthusiast.

Kiana has a love of cooking paleo and Whole30 inspired recipes that are full of flavor.

We love sharing our passions for drinks and grub with the masses.


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