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Quinoa Quick & High-Protein Salad

What you need: 

1 cup dry quinoa
2 cups H20
1 (15 oz.) can garbanzo beans, rinsed well
1 (15 oz.) can black olives, rinsed well
handful of baby carrots, chopped
sunflower seeds (or any seed of choice)
favorite dressing (I use Goddess by Annie's Naturals)
garlic to taste (used 3 cloves, chopped)
black pepper to taste

What you do: 

Combine quinoa with water in pot, bring to boil. Cover and simmer.
Throw baby carrots and garlic into pot.
While cooking, slice olives. When done cooking, most of the water will be absorbed.
Add beans, seeds and dressing. Finish with pepper.
Flavor will enhance after chilling in fridge so enjoy the leftovers!
This dish is very nutritious and provides high energy. I enjoyed mine with a side of medium salsa.

Preparation Time: 
15 minutes
Cooking Time: 


Great recipe! I omitted the olives and seeds and used the Goddess at Home salad dressing found here on VegWeb.

I think I found my new favorite way to eat quinoa!


This recipe was quick and great! I used 1/2 cup chopped walnuts instead of sunflower seeds. I will definitely make this again.

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