Vegan Power Quinoa Salad

Vegan Power Quinoa Salad

Quinoa is a powerhouse of nutrition, low in the glycemic index and gluten free, making it a perfect grain replacement for diabetics, vegans/vegetarians, and those looking to drop a few pounds. Try this recipe for a delicious vegan Quinoa salad, or the video recipe for Quinoa steaks.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Quinoa, rinsed well and drained
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1-1/2 cups diced carrot
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • ¼ cup red onion, minced
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, minced
  • ⅓ cup raisins or dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup raw almond slivers (or more to taste)
  • ⅛ cup raw sunflower seed kernels (or more to taste)
  • 1 Meyer lemon, juiced
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt (or more to taste)
  • cracked black pepper to taste
Read the whole recipe on Blacks Going Vegan!