Clean Quinoa Salad

This is my go-to quinoa salad recipe that we discovered when we did the clean detox program. All the ingredients are deemed ‘clean’ which means:

– that they have an alkalizing affect inside the body
– they are not potentially an irritant or allergen
– they do not have an inflammatory response in the body
– the raw uncooked ingredients means they contain enzymes that help with digestion (cooking destroys these enzymes)
– no preservatives and low in toxins

 

Uncooked Quinoa

Uncooked Quinoa

SALAD INGREDIENTS:
— 2 cups of quinoa
— 1/2 to 1 cup of currants or raisins
— 1 cup of diced carrots
— 1 cup of chopped almonds
— 1 cup of chopped celery
— chopped mint
— chopped parsley

DRESSING INGREDIENTS
—  1/2 cup Olive Oil
— 1/4 cup Lime juice
— 1 to 2 tsp. of honey, maple syrup or agave

DIRECTIONS:
Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add 2 cups of quinoa and cover. Cook on medium heat for 10-12 minutes or until all the water is absorbed.  Rinse in cold water and drain well.  Toss the cooled and drained quinoa with the rest of the ingredients. Mix the dressing ingredients in a glass jar. Give it a good shake and pour over the quinoa mix. Add chopped spinach and chicken for a more complete meal rather than a side dish.

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