- 1 1/3 cups water or BROTH!!
- 2/3 cup uncooked Quinoa (or other seed/grain)
- 1 15oz can of Garbanzo Beans (rinsed/drained)
- 1 Medium Tomato, diced (Roma or Plum)
- 1 Medium cucumber, peeled and diced
- 1/3 or more chopped Purple Onion
- 2 TB mince fresh Parsley
- Optional- 1 TB Olive Oil.
You can serve this on a bed of Spinach, alone, or with a meal. The BEST part is, after a week or so, you can just blend it into a dip or spread!
Quinoa- from the normal, to the red andblack!
Quinoa is an Ancient Aztec Seed, and just so happens to have the highest protein content among all seed/grains. It contains all 8 Essential Amino Acids (or 9 depending on which school of thought you believe in): Isoleucine, Leucine, Valine, Tryptophan, Phenylalanine, Methionine, Lysine, Threonine- and sometimes Histidine- needed by infants; is easy to digest and is full of antioxidants!
This Gluten-free seed-which is related to the Spinach family, is full of phytonutrients, antioxidants, enzymes, can help balance your blood sugar, and provides you with more Amino Acids, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Fiber, Zinc, Copper, Calcium, and Iron than most other grains.
Quinoa is as close to a complete-whole food as you can find! It also acts as a prebiotic, and doesn't feed Candida, Fungal Infections etc, as many other grains do.
Along with the Quinoa, Garbanzo Beans are also full of Cholesterol lowering Fiber, Magnesium, Protein (the amino acid Tryptophan especially), Iron, Manganese and folate.
Garbanzos are an excellent source of the trace mineral, molybdenum, an integral component of the enzyme sulfite oxidase, which is responsible for detoxifying sulfites.
1. Have you experimented with RED/BLACK Quinoa?
2. What cuisine did you grow up with?