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It’s BBQ Season!

1 Jun

It’s BBQ Season!

This is a great side salad that pairs well with anything barbequed such as chicken breast, lamb spiedinis or a nice grass fed steak. It’s currently a favourite in my house! 1 kid approved. With the other one, I give him the ingredients separately with no dressing (just some flax oil and Braggs on the quinoa and he loves it.)

Quinoa Salad

  • 1/2 cup of quinoa uncooked
  • 4 carrots julienned
  • 1 avocado
  • Handful of snap peas chopped in half
  • 1 cup of cilantro-finely chopped (parsley is a great substitute)


  • 5 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 4 tbsp flax oil
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp pure maple syrup or 2 tsp of date sugar (Liva)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt

Cook quinoa with 1 1/2 cups of water covered and let cool (1 hour).

Prepare carrots, slice avocado and assemble peas and cilantro in a salad bowl. Add quinoa and mix well.

Whisk dressing and add to salad. Serve immediately!

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