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.