Delicious and healthy salad!
Serves: 4, Prep Time: 5 minutes, Total Time: 20 minutes.
1 cup quinoa (dry, uncooked)
1 ¾ cups water
1 tbs. avocado oil
2 cups brussels sprouts thinly sliced or shredded
½ tsp. sea salt (divided)
½ cup raisins
1 cup chickpeas (cooked, rinsed)
Combine the quinoa and water together in a pot. Place over high heat and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and cover. Let simmer for 12 to 15 minutes, or until all water is absorbed. Remove lid, fluff with a fork and set aside.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the brussels sprouts and cook until tender and crispy, about 5 to 7 minutes. Season with half the salt.
In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, brussels sprouts, raisins, chickpeas and remaining salt. Divide evenly between plates and enjoy!
Chef's Tip: More flavor: Add a splash of olive oil and lemon juice or serve with your favorite salad dressing. Cook the quinoa in broth instead of water. Additional toppings: Salad dressing, lemon juice, fresh herbs, feta cheese or goat cheese.