When someone says lunch, we say: where is the bread?! Although whole wheat bread has many great nutritious qualities, it’s also high in carbs and not meant to cover 30% of your daily intake. Personally, I love bread; it’s delicious, easy, goes well with Nutella and fills me up. In search for an alternative, it had to cover most the above criteria (bye bye Nutella). I came up with this truly delicious easy quinoa salad!
What do you need:
- 1 1/2 cup Quinoa (white)
- 1/3 Eggplant
- ½ Pepper (for Dutchies paprika;))
- 80 gram Macademia nuts (or another nut you like)
- 6 dates
- Low fat plain yoghurt
- Salade of your choice (we chose arugula)
Prepare the quinoa by following the instructions on the container. Cut the eggplant and pepper in small thin pieces. Remove the pit in the dates and cut in small pieces. Add all ingredients with your quinoa, serve on a bed of salad and add some yoghurt on top.
I made this quinoa salad as a side dish for dinner on Sunday and took leftovers to work. Make this recipe your own by choosing veggies and nuts of your choice. You can also add fruit.