Sunday, August 17, 2008

Quinoa Salad - Diabetes Recipe from Tree of Life

Quinoa is a very ancient grain. It comes from South and Central America. Quinoa is high in protein.

This recipe is with cooked quinoa is considered a fase 1 diabetes recipe, which means that all diabetes patients can eat it, even when on a strict raw food diet. It doesn't raise blood sugar.
This quinoa salad is great for lunch or dinner. You can make extra for the next day.
It gets even better after a few hours or a day in the fridge.

Ingredients for one person
1 cup quinoa
2 cups good quality water
1/2 bunch cilantro, basil or parsley, chopped
1 diced tomato
1 stalk of celery
1/2 avocado
1/4 t chili powder
2 t cumin
1/2 - 1 t Himalaya salt or sea salt
2 T olive oil
2 T lemon juice
optional 1/2 bell pepper and a clove of garlic

Bring the quinoa and water to a boil.
Let is simmer for 15 minutes and cool down.
Mix all ingredients and enjoy this nutritious salad.

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