Lemony Spring Quinoa

I absolutely LOVE quinoa from my annual Spring Into Energy program for so many reasons — it's flavourful, it's the most complete plant based protein with all of the essential amino acids for muscle repair after a good workout, and it has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects on the body.

Give my lemony spring quinoa a try to experience these amazing benefits. It serves for so perfect for those meal prep days and you can grab and go during the week!


HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED:

[Serves 4]

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and soaked for 20 minutes

  • 2 cups vegetable broth

  • 4 cloves of garlic minced

  • 1 small red onion, sliced

  • 1lb baby arugula

  • 1 15oz can of white or garbanzo beans (Eden Organics is a great brand)

  • 1 small bunch of radishes, sliced

  • ½ cup fresh peas (can also use frozen but defrost them first)

  • 1 carrot, grated

  • 1 bunch of mint, cut into ribbons

  • ½ cup pistachios

  • zest and juice of one lemon

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil


WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

In a pot, combine quinoa, vegetable broth, garlic and red onion. Cook on medium heat for 15 – 20 minutes until liquid is absorbed. Stir in the rest of the ingredients and season with salt and pepper.

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