Stuck on what to make as a healthy lunch? I also find quinoa salad to be such a good, easy and healthy option and today I made a HUGE batch of it which means it will last me until at least Wednesday. Cooking healthy food does take time and preparation, but this took me ten minutes to make and I’ve now got lunch for a few days. You can add homemade tahini with it or have it with other hot, steamed veg on top, on its own, or with any meat or fish-based protein if you like, although quinoa is a complete protein so you don’t actually need it if you don’t want it.
I always use whatever vegetables I have to hand so just use whatever you have in the fridge!
1 cup organic quinoa
1 red or orange pepper
1 red onion
7 chestnut mushrooms
1 tin organic sweetcorn
1 courgette (zucchini), spiralized
Himalayan salt and black pepper
Make the quinoa as per the packet instructions.
While it’s cooking, chop all your veg up into small pieces.
Once the quinoa is ready, let it cool a bit before adding it to the bowl of veg, mix well with lemon juice, salt and pepper.
TIP: if you want more flavour add a tsp Bouillon to the quinoa while it’s cooking.