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Papaya Quinoa Salad with Honey, Lime and Basil Dressing

 

Making salads with Quinoa to take to a friend’s backyard party or just to have in the fridge is a sure-fire way to make sure that you are getting some plant-based protein into your diet.  Adding papaya to the mix will boost your fiber, vitamin C, iron and potassium and this simple recipe will help you do just that!

2 cups cooked quinoa – follow package directions but remember to rinse before cooking

1 cup of fresh papaya diced

1 lime juiced

1/2 teaspoon lime zest

2 tablespoons raw honey

2 tablespoons of fresh basil minced

1/4 teaspoon of salt

pinch of ground nutmeg

Mix together in a small mason jar the lime juice, zest, honey, basil, salt and nutmeg.  Shake until honey is incorporated.  Toss cooled quinoa with papaya and dressing, chill and serve!  Light refreshing and oh so versatile.

 

 

 

Quinoa Salad with Fresh Peas, Mint and Honey

Potato salad, macaroni salad, and pasta salad can get a little boring at all the cookouts this summer, not to mention time-consuming and covered in mayo.  I thought I’d give a fresh, simple and healthier quinoa salad a try.  (more…)

Cold Soba Noodle Love

FullSizeRender (10) - CopyJapanese organic buckwheat soba noodles are very versatile.  I found these at Fresh Market.  Easy to cook, they can be served hot or cold.  I had some beautiful cured salmon from Healthy Living Market so I thought I’d make a cold soba noodle salad since the weather has felt like midsummer.  I did use a recipe for a guideline on my dressing but added my own tweaks. Here’s how it turned out: (more…)