Servings: 4-6 Prep Time: 15 Min Cooking Time: 20 Min
The Supermom's Savory Quinoa Salad: Fueling Adventure, One Bite at a Time
Hey there, fellow supermoms and superheroes in disguise! It's your friendly neighborhood multitasking momma here, ready to share my secret weapon for feeding my troop of three while juggling their extracurricular activities, school projects, and the occasional toy-tornado aftermath. Today, I'm spilling the beans (or should I say quinoa?) on my superpower recipe: the Savory Tamari Roasted Pumpkin Seed Quinoa Salad. Trust me, it's a lifesaver!
Picture this: a whirlwind of chaos, soccer practice on Mondays, piano lessons on Tuesdays, and an army of dust bunnies always plotting their takeover. Amidst the madness, I manage to whip up a nutritious meal that fuels their adventures and keeps them coming back for more. How, you ask? Enter this magnificent quinoa salad, the superhero of our dinner table.
Now, let me be real for a second. We all know time is our most elusive nemesis. But fear not, fellow moms, for I've cracked the code. This recipe is as simple as saving the world from evil, with just a dash of culinary prowess. Here's the playbook:
What you'll need
1 cup quinoa
2 cups vegetable broth
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup cucumber, diced
1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
1/4 cup Grizzlies Brand Tamari Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons tamari sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
Harness the power of quinoa. Rinse that tiny superfood under cold water to remove any bitterness. Think of it as washing away the grime of the day, just like wiping off superhero masks after a mission.
Cook like a ninja. Combine quinoa and vegetable broth in a saucepan, bring it to a boil, and let it simmer while you tackle other heroic duties. In no time, it'll be perfectly cooked, ready to take on the flavorful forces of nature.
Assemble the super squad. Cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, bell pepper, parsley, and mint leaves unite in a bowl, forming a formidable team of fresh ingredients. Remember, it's all about that vibrant color palette.
Unleash the dressing of destiny. Whisk lemon juice, olive oil, and tamari sauce together, creating a forceful fusion of tangy, savory goodness. Pour it over the quinoa squad and let the flavors collide.
The grand finale. Sprinkle Grizzlies Brand Tamari Roasted Pumpkin Seeds over the salad, adding a touch of crunch and adventure. It's like adding a cape to an already mighty hero.
Voila! The Savory Tamari Roasted Pumpkin Seed Quinoa Salad is ready to save the day. Serve it as a main course or alongside grilled goodies, and watch your little superheroes devour it with gusto. It's a feast fit for champions.
But wait, there's more! This recipe is not only a superhero meal but also a nutritional powerhouse. Quinoa, the muscle-bound grain, is packed with protein and essential nutrients to fuel your kids' busy schedules. And let's not forget those tamari roasted pumpkin seeds, bringing a delightful crunch and a dose of healthy fats. It's a win-win for taste buds and tummy fuel.
Rinse the quinoa thoroughly under cold water to remove any bitterness. Drain well.
In a medium saucepan, combine the rinsed quinoa and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the quinoa is cooked and the liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork and set aside to cool.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooled quinoa, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, bell pepper, parsley, and mint leaves.
In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, and tamari sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Pour the dressing over the quinoa mixture and toss gently to coat all the ingredients evenly.
Sprinkle the Grizzlies Brand Tamari Roasted Pumpkin Seeds over the salad and give it a final toss.
Let the salad sit for a few minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
Serve the savory Tamari Roasted Pumpkin Seed quinoa salad as a main course or as a side dish alongside grilled vegetables or protein of your choice.
Enjoy the delicious combination of nutty quinoa, fresh vegetables, and the delightful crunch of tamari roasted pumpkin seeds.
Note: Feel free to customize the recipe by adding other ingredients such as diced avocado, crumbled feta cheese, or olives for an extra flavor boost.
Get ready to savor the delightful flavors of this savory Tamari Roasted Pumpkin Seed quinoa salad. It's a perfect balance of nutritious ingredients and a touch of indulgence. Enjoy this versatile dish as a satisfying main course or a side dish that will impress your family and friends.
So, fellow supermoms, let's embrace our capes (or stained aprons) and conquer the kitchen with this Savory Tamari Roasted Pumpkin Seed Quinoa Salad. Remember, even in the midst of chaos, we can save the day with a nutritious meal that fuels our little adventurers. Now go forth, multitask like a pro, and enjoy the rewarding smiles of your super squad. Together, we've got this!
Until next time, stay super, stay sane, and keep dishing out the love (and quinoa)!
Yours in heroic kitchen adventures,