Completely nuts quinoa Slaw-salad

Sometimes one picture of a salad brings on my own creation. Here is one example of one. It was just a beautiful and inviting picture of a feel good and healthy salad. SO I started to imagine how I could make it without reading the recipe. I love creating in the kitchen with flavors I love.

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Ingredients

For the salad

1/2 cup of quinoa

1 cup of water

1 1/2 cups of shredded carrots

1 1/2 cups cut thinly of green cabbage

1 1/2 cups cut thinly of red cabbage

1 1/2 cups of chopped broccoli

1 cup of chopped cilantro

1/2 cup of sesame seeds

1 cup of sliced almonds

top your salad with sunflower seeds and dried Cranberries

 

For the vinaigrette

2 tsp dijon mustard

1 lemon juiced

3 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Oil

1  Tablespoons of Maple Syrup

salt and pepper to taste

 

1. Cook 1/2 cup of quinoa with 1 cup of water. When water is reduced, stop the burner. Let it cool. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

2. Shred and thinly slice the vegetables.

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3. In a big bowl, mix shredded carrots, thinly slices cabbages, chopped broccoli, and cilantro.

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4. When cooled, add quinoa, nuts and seeds. You can use any nuts of seeds you like.

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5. In a small bowl, whisk the ingredients of the vinaigrette- taste- if you need more lemon add 1/2 lemon more. You can also add 1/2 tbsp of sesame seed oil or walnut oil.

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6. Pour vinaigrette in the salad. Mix well.

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7. Serve on the plate, top with a bit of sunflower seeds and dried cranberries. Decorate side of the salad with apple slices.

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This salad keeps well in the fridge several days.

Perfect healthy lunch salad.

Try it and let me know what you think.

Bon appétit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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