Winter quinoa salad with beans and turmeric is a perfect combination of sweet and savory. This vegan legume recipe packs delicious flavors of spices including turmeric, cumin and mint mixed with plant-based protein. The addition of almonds adds crunchiness while the dried cranberries (or raisins) provide the right contrast of sweetness. Absolutely worth trying as an idea for a light and healthy lunch to take with you to work in a lunch box.
Winter quinoa salad with beans and turmeric
Quinoa with turmeric
- 80 g light quinoa
- 240 ml vegetable stock
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 handful parsley leaves
- 3-4 fresh mint leaves
- 1 can reed beans or borlotti beans (240 g)
- 50 g almonds
- ½ cup dry cranberries or raisins
Instructions Winter quinoa salad with beans and turmeric
- Rinse the quinoa under cold running water for a couple of minutes. In a pan, bring the broth to the boiling point, add powdered turmeric, garlic, salt and finally rinsed quinoa. Stir and lower the heat. Cook over medium-low heat for 15 minutes or until the quinoa is cooked and has absorbed all the liquid. Turn off the heat, cover the pan with the lid and let it rest for 5 minutes. After this time, mix the quinoa with a fork and let it cool.
- Once the quinoa is cold, add olive oil, vinegar and mix. Now add chopped parsley and mint, rinsed canned beans and diced almonds and cranberries. Mix well and serve.
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Store in the refrigerator and eat within a couple of days.
lot of love. B.