Quinoa is scrumptious on its own. But add sauteed kale… oh boy. Throw in some thinly sliced shallots, diced yellow pepper, dried cranberry, cashews and a bunch of cilantro and you tap on the majority of the surface area of the tongue, waking up even the laziest of buds.
A quinoa salad is always pretty but this nutritionally dense grain-like seed delivers so much more: a complete source of protein thanks to all nine amino acids, the all important fiber and some important minerals, including iron. Why would anyone settle for the nutritionally-void filler grain (rice), when they can eat the food of Incan warriors!