Super Food Salad - Sridhars Diacare

(Serves 2)

Ingredients

Quinoa –  6 tbsp (Raw)

Broccoli – 1 small

Walnuts/Almonds – 6-8nos (Roughly crushed)

Pomegranate – 1

Tomato – 1 small

Sweet Potato – 1 medium

Green Chili – 1 to 2 (cut sideways)

Coriander Leaves – 4 tbsp (Finely chopped)

Sprouts – 3 -4 tbsp

Cinnamon powder – 1 pinch

Vinegar/Balsamic Vinegar – 1 tbsp

Coriander powder – ¼ tsp

Pepper – 1 tsp

Chillie flakes – 1 tsp

Olive oil – 2 tbsp

Salt to taste

Procedure

Cut the sweet potato into cubes and marinate with some olive oil, chili flakes, ground pepper, coriander powder and a pinch of cinnamon powder. Grill it for 40 minutes at 170 degrees C in an oven and keep aside.

Cook Quinoa in salted water for 15 minutes. Drain it and keep aside.

Steam the broccoli florets for 5 minutes.

Steam the sprouts for 5 minutes

For the Salad Dressing

Cut pomegranate to half. Squeeze out the juice of half pomegranate. Mix it with salt, equal quantity of olive oil and 1 tsp of balsamic or regular vinegar.  This will be the salad dressing.

Remove the seeds from the remaining half of the pomegranate and keep aside for the salad.

Mix green chilies, sprouts, cooked Quinoa, coriander leaves, steamed broccoli, cut tomato, pomegranate and crushed nuts. Add the salad dressing and mix well. Finally before serving, add the grilled sweet potatoes to this and serve immediately.

Quinoa

Quinoa is a pseudocereal which is gluten-free and high in protein. It contains all 9 essential amino acids in sufficient quantity. It is high in Magnesium, B Vitamins, iron, potassium, Calcium, Phosphorous, Vitamin E, fibre and other anti-oxidants. 1 cup of cooked Quinoa has 8 grams of protein with high nutritional value.

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