Super Nutritious Quinoa Salad

Prep time: 20 minutesCooking time: 20 minutesTotal time: 40 minutes


One cup of quinoa has more calcium than a quart of milk, and the ancient grain has twice the protein of barley or rice.


2 cup
4 cup
filtered water
1 pinch
1 tbsp
olive oil
1 medium
onion, diced
1 clove
garlic, minced
carrots, chopped
broccoli stalks, cut in bite-size pieces
1⁄2 cup
sunflower seeds, toasted
1⁄4 cup
flaxseed oil
1⁄4 cup
brewer's yeast
1 tbsp
1 tsp
mellow miso
1 tbsp


Rinse the quinoa to remove the bitter coating. Add rinsed quinoa, water and salt to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook for about 20 minutes or until little rings seem to be coming out of the grain. Drain any excess water.

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a skillet and saute onion, garlic, carrots and broccoli until tender. Add sunflower seeds.

In a separate bowl, mix flaxseed oil, brewer's yeast, tahini, mellow miso and tamari to make dressing and blend well.

Toss quinoa, vegetables and dressing together, and serve.