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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wednesday's Health Tip

Transfer of Health~


Lot's of wonderful ideas, health tips and recipes. I have become quite a fan of Quinoa lately and found this recipe on their site. Try this yummy salad!

Pea Quinoa Salad

Recipe: Irresistable Pea Salad

Summary: This is a salad my husband and I fight over. He packs a lunch for work each day, filled with gluten-free, protein-packed food from our fridge. Community property rules of the fridge don’t apply to this salad – every man for himself!


•1 cup cooked peas

•2 cups cooked quinoa

•1/4 cup dried cranberries

•2 TB toasted almonds, chopped or slivered

•Salt / Pepper to taste

•Juice of 1 Lemon

•Olive Oil (about 1/3 the amount of lemon juice)

•1 TB (heaping) Dijon Mustard

•Honey to taste


1.Toss peas, quinoa, cranberries, almonds, and lightly salt and pepper.

2.In a separate bowl mix lemon juice, olive oil, dijon mustard and honey. Taste and adjust as needed.

3.Toss dressing into salad mixture, reserving any extra dressing for future use on salads or vegetables.

4.Taste and make any adjustments to seasoning, if needed.


Quick notes

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Diet type: Vegan

Diet tags: High protein, Gluten free

Number of servings (yield): 4

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

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