Here is a great healthy recipe for a side dish that goes with so many things and also can be eaten by itself.
I can’t take credit for this healthy recipe as I have seen different versions of this but most are loaded with mayo and sugar. My version is much healthier and I also added the quinoa which has protein and lots of amino acids. Quinoa is on of the few grains that has all nine of the essential amino acids. So if you looking for a healthy side this summer, look no further. Please feel free to comment or share your version of the healthy recipe or any on my blog.
Here is a healthy recipe for a broccoli and quinoa salad.
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
1CupOf raisin or dried cranberries
1CupOf your favorite nut, I use walnuts but almonds, sunflowers seeds or pistachios will work
1/4CupCanola or olive oil mayo
1/2CupRed wine vinegar
Cut broccoli into small florets
Dice red onion and walnuts
Combine quinoa, onion, broccoli, raisins and nuts in large bowl. Set aside.
Combine ingredients for dressing in bowl and whisk to combine.
Add dressing to salad and salt and pepper to taste. Refigerate for 30 mins... the longer it sits the better it gets.. Enjoy! I like to serve this as a side to grilled chicken but it can be eaten by itself as it has lots of protein and vitamins.