Quinoa is one of the most healthiest foods we can consume. The word Quinoa (pronounced “keen wah”) means “mother grain.” Which may be why some think it is a grain, or it could be because it’s commonly used as a rice substitute  or as pasta. But it’s not a grain! it’s actually closer to a leafy green vegetables like spinach and Swiss chard and is very easy to digest

Quinoa Mexican Salad

1/2 cup red quinoa (or sprouted quinoa)
1 cup organic chicken broth
2 oz. lime juice
1/2 tsp. LCM Three Amigos Mexican Seasoning
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 – 1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/4 c. MCT Oil
Dash sea salt
Add-ons – choose as desired
3 green onions, thinly sliced (white and green parts)
1/2 c. red/yellow peppers, chopped
1/2 c. green peppers, chopped
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 c. picked fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
1 Tbsp. jalapeno, chopped fine
Avocado, sliced
Soak quinoa in water for 15 minutes. Drain and rinse. Bring the quinoa and water to a boil in a small saucepan. Cover, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for about 15 minutes. Fluff with a fork and set aside. In a large serving bowl, whisk dressing together and add quinoa. Mix well. Add rest of the ingredients and toss. Serve hot or cold.