Copperlicious Quinoa Fiesta: A Nutritious Adventure!
Copper enthusiasts! If you're looking for a delicious and copper-rich recipe, we've got just the thing for you – "Copper-Rich Quinoa Salad"!
- 1 cup quinoa (washed and rinsed)
- 2 cups water or vegetable broth
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 small red onion (finely chopped)
- 1 red bell pepper (diced)
- 1 cucumber (diced)
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes (halved)
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley or cilantro (chopped)
- 1/4 cup toasted pumpkin seeds (a great source of copper!)
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Salt and pepper to taste
In a saucepan, combine the quinoa and water (or vegetable broth) and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover the saucepan, and let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until the quinoa is cooked and fluffy. Set it aside to cool.
In a large mixing bowl, add the cooled quinoa, chopped red onion, diced red bell pepper, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, and fresh parsley or cilantro.
Drizzle the olive oil and lemon juice over the salad. Toss everything together until well combined.
Sprinkle the toasted pumpkin seeds on top. These little seeds are packed with copper goodness!
Season the salad with salt and pepper to your taste preference.
Serve it up and enjoy your delightful and copper-rich Quinoa Salad!
Why is this salad so amazing? Quinoa is not only a super nutritious grain, but it's also a good source of copper! On top of that, we've got red bell peppers, cucumbers, and cherry tomatoes, all loaded with essential nutrients. And don't forget those mighty toasted pumpkin seeds, giving you an extra boost of copper power!
This salad is not only tasty but also a fantastic way to get some copper into your diet. So, gather your ingredients and get ready to indulge in a bowl of copper goodness.