Courtesy of "Feeding the Whole Family" by Cynthia Lair
With lots of protein and other nutrients, this delicious salad is a sure energy booster!
1 c dry quinoa
8 c water
Pinch of sea salt
1/2 c carrots, chopped
1/3 c parsley, minced
1/4 c sunflower seeds
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 c freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 TB olive oil
2 TB tamari (or soy sauce)
Rinse quinoa with warm water and drain through a fine strainer. Place quinoa in a 3 quart pan and dry roast on a low heat for about 5 minutes. Stir constantly until it smells nutty. Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Add salt and quinoa. Boil for 10 minutes. Drain quinoa through a large strainer (like pasta).
Prepare dressing and place in a large bowl. Add carrots, seed, and parsley. Add cooked quinoa and toss well. Serve at room temperature or chilled.