National Vegetarian Week: A Superfood Salad

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Want a filling lunch that won’t weigh you down? Try adding quinoa to a grilled sourdough salad.

Many dietary experts describe this grain as a superfood, and the Incas even considered it a sacred crop.

So what’s the big deal?

Quinoa contains all nine essential amino acids and serves as an easy way for vegetarians to integrate more protein into their diets. It also helps with tissue repair and growth and cardiovascular health.

The grain gives this salad (seasoned with chopped mint, lemon juice, and red wine vinegar) a nice nutty, crunchy kick of flavor.

Luckily, you don’t have to travel far for this secret super-healthy ingredient — it’s readily found at your neighborhood health foods store.

Tell us: Have you started cooking with quinoa yet?

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