Quinoa and Spinach Salad

Quinoa and Spinach Salad

[youtube_sc url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqZ6zEyo-Bc”]I love Quinoa and it is easy to make! 1 cup quinoa and 2 cups water in a saucepan and bring to a boil and then simmer until all water is absorbed. The I add the warm quinoa to spinach and add feta cheese and there is a beautiful meal! Quinoa is gluten free.

While quinoa is usually considered to be a whole grain, it is actually a seed. Quinoa is my favorite whole grain for three reasons:

1. It takes less time to cook than other whole grains – just 10 to 15 minutes.

2.  Quinoa tastes great on its own, unlike other grains such as millet . Add a bit of olive oil and lemon juice and – yum! 

3.  Of all the whole grains, quinoa has the highest protein content, so it’s perfect for vegetarians and vegans. Quinoa provides all 9 essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. Quinoa is a gluten-free and cholesterol-free whole grain, is kosher for Passover  and is almost always organic.