Recipes We Love: Tera-Lee’s Vegan Quinoa Salad

“Quinoa is not a grain- it is a seed. Which means it’s high in protein & fiber and provides balanced energy and satiety. One cup of quinoa has about as much protein as two deli slices of chicken breast, or about 15 percent protein by weight!” -AKT Trainer, Tera-Lee Brown

Ingredients:

-1 cup dry quinoa

-1 &1/2 cups low sodium vegetable stock/broth

-1 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil

-1/3 cup chopped pecans

-1/3 cup dried cranberries

-1/3 cup of Garbanzo beans

-2 Tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice (about 1 lg. lemon)

-2 Tbsp. Olive oil

-Fresh ground pepper to taste

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Tera-Lee Brown

Directions:

1. Place Quinoa in medium sauce pot with the stock/broth.

2. Cover the pot, bring to a full boil, then reduce to low and simmer for 15 minutes.

3. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

4. Combine all other elements in a bowl. Pour on top of quinoa and mix together.

5. Cover and chill in the fridge. ENJOY!

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