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Herbed Quinoa salad with zesty lemon dressing

Quinoa has been in the spotlight for a few years now! Gluten-free, low-calorie, high in fibre and a source of protein, there's a reason why it's so highly rated as a grain alternative. It's a great way to bulk up salads and to add a nutritional boost, as we show it the recipe below. Perfect for lunch or a side for dinner.





INGREDIENTS


1-2 cups cooked quinoa

½ cup chopped parsley

½ cup chopped cilantro

1/3 cup chopped mint

1 cucumber, diced

2 shallots, thinly sliced

½ green capsicum diced

½ pepitas(soaked overnight)

Salt and pepper

Optional

Green olives

Capers

Green chili