Plant Powered Salad

 

Looking for a refreshing salad to keep you fueled. Opt for this salad instead of fries at your cookout and you'll be able to keep active all day long!

This recipe is easy to follow and you can be flexible with the ingredients; just use whatever beans and fresh greens you have on hand.

Each bite will provide you with a balanced dose of quality protein, complex carbohydrates and healthy fat, leaving you feeling fully nourished.

Prep Time : 15 mins
Cook Time : 15 mins

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 Cups quinoa
  • 1 Cup chickpeas
  • 1 Head Kale Chopped
  • 1 Cup Carrots Shredded
  • 1 Cup red beets Shredded
  • 1/4 Cup Sunflower Seeds
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 Cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 Cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • Sea Salt to taste
INSTRUCTIONS
Prepare the Quinoa: Rinse quinoa well under running water. Place in pot and dry toast until all the water has evaporated. Add three cups of water to pot and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Set aside.
  1. When the quinoa has cooled, add the chickpeas, chopped kale, and shredded carrots and beets
  2. In a blender, mix salad dressing ingredients.
  3. Toss salad with dressing and top with sunflower seeds
Recipe sourced from Marni Wasserman.
 
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