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Recipes courtesy of : Gwen Eager , Garden of Life Certified Raw , Vegan Chef
Red Quinoa & Vegetable Salad
SERVES 4-6 ORGANIC INGREDIENTS : FOR THE QUINOA : 2 cups water 1 Tbsp . olive oil ¼ tsp . sea salt 1 cup red quinoa , rinsed
FOR THE SALAD 3 cups fresh spinach 1 cup cherry tomatoes , halved 1 cup chopped asparagus 1 cup chopped mango ½ cup thinly sliced radishes ¼ cup chopped fresh mint leaves 1 lemon juiced 3 Tbsp . plus 2 teaspoons olive oil ½ tsp . sea salt ¼ tsp . black pepper
PREPARATION Make Quinoa . Boil 2 cups of water and add salt , olive oil and quinoa . Reduce heat to low , cover pot and let quinoa cook for about 15 minutes . Remove lid from pot to let cool then fluff with a fork . In a large bowl , add spinach . Drizzle 2 teaspoons of olive oil and a dash of salt on spinach then massage with your hands to soften the spinach . Add the remaining ingredients and toss until well mixed . Serve alone , topped with avocado or as a side dish to fresh fish , veggie burgers or poultry .