Tuesday, May 22, 2012
What's for Lunch, May 22
Our Quinoa salad is comprised of Quinoa, Mandarin Oranges, Fresh Cilantro, Red Onions, Raisins and a Citrus Vinaigrette.
Although not a common item in most kitchens today, quinoa is an amino acid-rich (protein) seed that has a fluffy, creamy, slightly crunchy texture and a somewhat nutty flavor when cooked. Quinoa is available in your local health food stores throughout the year.
Most commonly considered a grain, quinoa is actually a relative of leafy green vegetables like spinach and Swiss chard. It is a recently rediscovered ancient "grain" once considered "the gold of the Incas."