Sometimes I want to eat simple, healthy, delicious, and something that takes little to no effort to make. That dish is a quinoa veggie salad.
Cook your quinoa as you normally would and let it cool off. While it’s cooling, chop up some fresh peppers (a variation in color is always fun), scallions, celery, cucumbers, zucchini, and shred some carrots.
Have a little olive oil and fresh lemon to squeeze for the dressing and add a little spice with turmeric, Celtic salg and you’re done.. enjoy!
One of my favorite side dishes and salads to make involves good ole’ quinoa and some veggies. Super simple, really quick, and tastes like something you’ve worked on all day. I’m sharing my quinoa veggie salad recipe here:
- Cook quinoa as per instructions. Add Celtic salt, turmeric, and cayenne pepper.
- Saute onions
- Chop up all fresh peppers except for green, red onions, green onions, and lots of dill.
- Cube avocado
- Mix everything into the quinoa as it is WITHOUT cooking any of the veggies (I leave the veggies raw in order to keep all the nutrients and vitamins alive)
It’s as simple as that! Enjoy your Monday night dinner 🙂
Cooking is a passion but sometimes a good hearty and sweet salad is what I crave. Packed with everything I love and everything that’s good for you; this salad features 8 very simple ingredients!
- Bunch of Kale
- Cooked quinoa (any type works)
- Dried cherries
- Fresh squeezed lemon juice
- Olive oil
Simple, delicious, and fast is what dinner should be about in the middle of the week. This time it’s about a lot of Omega 3 and a whole bunch of vegetables.
For the quinoa mix, all you need to do is cook the quinoa as you normally would and just saute some onions, mushrooms, shredded carrots, and celery and add it to the quinoa. Then season with Celtic salt, cayenne pepper, and turmeric (or any spice of your choice)
For the salmon steak, you pan fry it as normal and drizzle with diluted teriyaki sauce (your choice; this helps to make it less sweet). Season with Celtic salt, paprika, and turmeric.
For your side cut up a fresh salad with every single veggie you love. In mine, I have red onion, tomatoes, cucumbers, romaine lettuce, pepper, mushrooms, and cucumbers.
Salads should never be bland! When you are packing the right ingredients and right fix-ins into your bowl, always make it fun and tasty! This particular salad I’m sharing is a little different than you may have seen…keep reading for ingredients.
- Shredded white cabbage
- Chow mein noodles
- Sunflower seeds
- Green onions
- Pine nuts
- Sesame seeds
- Himalayan pink salt
- 1/3 cup white vinegar
- Toasted sesame oil
- 1/3 cup of water
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- little bit of brown sugar
Salads are just one of those dishes that taste amazing and refreshing with every meal. They are a light pick me up during the day that won’t make you bloat or feel guilty. A favorite and old school classic is the Caesar salad until I made it my very own and added one of my most favorite ingredients; kale!
I now ONLY eat kale Caesar salad and it is a whole new experience!
- coarsely ripped apart kale leaves
- any croutons you desire
- light Caesar dressing
- Use any other seasoning or topping you prefer
Caesar salad will never be the same!
Xoxo and have a beautiful day everyone 🙂
Easy and healthy side dishes are my favorite and I wouldn’t make them without some favorite ingredients like kale, quinoa, and chia seeds!
This “salad” (I use quotes because it’s much more than JUST a salad) is so easy, it barely needs instructions but here are a few simple steps to making it perfect!
- Cook your favorite type of organic quinoa as you normally would (two cups water for every one cup of quinoa. Spice or just add olive oil once the water starts to boil then lower to a simmer allowing all the water to absorb.)
- Once quinoa is cooked, throw in green beans, chia seeds, and kale and cook till softened.
- Use spices according your preference (I use Celtic salt and fresh ground pepper)
Enjoy and beautiful weekend everyone!