Cooked Quinoa Salad

Cooked Quinoa Salad


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Cooked Quinoa Salad is a quick, nutritious 30 minute snack or simple dinner. We all have days where we need something quick and easy to eat which should also be filling. This is the perfect recipie for those days. I have made this when I needed to eat before going to a long and tiring dance practice. This recipie is a personal favorite that I have come up with myself. It has many healthy elements which can helps everyone's body. This is a great recipie for everybody.

Inspiration: New Creation


  • 1   cup   potato   or a medium sized one
  • 1/4   cup    Green pepper   or 1/4 of a pepper
  • 1      tomato   add last
  • 1/2   cup   Carrot
  • 1/2    cup    peas
  • 6   leaves   spinach
  • 1/4   cup   onion
  • 1   cup   water   if nessicary
  • 1   cup   quinoa   pre-cooked (pressure cooked)
  • 3/4   tablespoon   salt
  • 9   leaves   cilantro
  • 1   teaspoon   avacado oil   to grease
  • 1/2    tablespoon   cumin powder   if wanted
  • 1    pinch   cardamom powder   if wanted
  • 1/2   tablespoon   chili powder   add more or less




Add a little bit of oil to the pot
Add ¼ cup onion, ½ cup bell pepper, ½ cup potato, ¼ cup peas, ½ cup carrot, add 6 leaves of spinach and ½ cup tomato in that order.
Add ½ tablespoon of salt
Cook the veggies for 5 minutes
Add the quinoa and mix
Add the spices (add more if wanted)
Add ¼ tablespoon of salt
Let it cook and mix for 3 minutes
Serve warm with coriander to garnish
Prep Time: 20 minutes max (with pressure cooking)
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

About the Chef

Prerna Polepally

Age: 13 – MD

Why is healthy cooking important to you?  Healthy cooking is very important to me as it is a basic skill I believe everyone needs to know. Once I grow up, I know I will be very busy but I plan on continuing to eat healthy. I was luck enough to have parents who were focused on nutrition from the beginning. I understand that eating healthy does not only make you physically better but it can also give you more strength and clarity mentally which is important to a growing child like me. I have been inspired to cook by my family who used to donate healthy food to charity once a month. The idea of making a healthy change in people's lives has made me become the chef I am today. I hope that I can help people with my recipe.

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