Recovery Quinoa Salad

Updated: Feb 27


Quinoa is a great source of Manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, folate, Thiamine (Vitamin B1), & also protein. One cup provides about 8 grams! Unlike some plant proteins, quinoa is a complete protein, meaning that it contains all nine essential amino acids that our bodies cannot make on their own.

An excellent source of vitamins A, C, & K. Just one cup of fresh raw parsley contains in excess of your recommended daily value of vitamins A, & C, & a huge 1,230% of your recommended daily value of vitamin K.

Vitamin C is one of the most critical vitamins supporting immune health as well as vision. Vitamin K prevents unwanted clotting of the blood & promotes bone health. Add to that twice the amount of iron as in spinach, & it's easy to see why parsley is so much more than just a garnish!

Citrus fruits like lime are important sources of vitamin C & antioxidants. A powerhouse combination for sober recovery nutrition. Not only is it great for boosting immunity & fighting illness, they also help with heart health, reducing cholesterol, digestive health, & even recommended as a remedy for chemotherapy patients & others experiencing dramatic changes in taste.



  • 1-1/2 cups quinoa

  • 3 cups water

  • 1/4 cup lime juice

  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • 1 cup parsley, chopped

  • 1/2 cup scallion, chopped

  • 1/2 cup tomato, diced

  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Using a fine mesh strainer, rinse quinoa with cool water until water runs clear.

  • Combine quinoa and water in saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and continue to cook, covered, for 15 minutes or until all water has been absorbed.

  • Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.

  • Fluff with fork.

  • Add remaining ingredients to quinoa and lightly toss.

  • Serve at room temperature.