Quinoa Caprese Salad Is A Healthy Dinner
Preparing dinners in weekend is a fun activity for me. It’s really nice to enjoy a home-made meal if you’re at the house to eat it. With all the weekend running around, sometimes while eating out is more convenient. This Saturday, having completed the morning errands and getting home in time for lunch, I made a quinoa caprese salad. This is one of those easy-to-assemble meals that is packed with protein and flavor.
Quinoa Caprese Salad
I start by grilling boneless, skinless chicken breasts in olive oil for a few minutes at the same time I boil the quinoa. Quinoa cooks quickly, about 8 minutes. I used 1 cup of quinoa and 2 cups of organic chicken broth to give it more flavor.
Then, because the caprese ingredients are a favorite combo (tomato, basil, and mozzarella) I assembled them all together.
Quinoa is a good source of fiber, magnesium, iron, calcium and fiber. It has a slightly nutty flavor, but mainly takes on the flavors you cook it with. It cooks quickly, in about 8 minutes. Then I chopped the cherry tomatoes and mozzarella balls in half and tossed in the basil.
I seasoned my salad with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt-free seasoning. A bright, refreshing (and filling) salad! Have you tried quinoa caprese salad- do you like it?
Source: honeywerehealthy blog