Easy, beautiful salad that’s perfect to take to a brunch
All my friends host potluck events, so when I am invited I bring something that’s hearty enough to fill me up. Quinoa is perfect because it’s high in protein and cook in hurry. I brought this to a get-together hosted by my friend Peg, who follows a plant-based diet to keep herself cancer free. It got rave reviews.
It’s important to cook the carrots a bit, as the nutrients in carrots are only 3% bioavailable raw. Cooked with some healthy fat like olive oil, those nutrients become 33% bioavailable. You can use pre-cooked beets like those sold at Trader Joe’s, or use a steamer, pressure cooker, or roast them in the oven. The recipe time assumes the beets are already cooked, so plan accordingly.
vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, celiac, low sodium diets
Not recommended for:
paleo, migraine diets