Known as a “super seed,” quinoa contains about 50% more protein than other common grains: 8 g per 1 cup. It’s gluten free, high in calcium and iron, and a good source of vitamin B.
Serve with 1 serving of lean protein.
1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
2 cups water
1 can (19 oz/540 ml) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 can (14 oz/396 ml) beets, drained and chopped
1 bell pepper, seeded and diced
1⁄2 cup crumbled goat cheese
- Combine quinoa and water in a Multipurpose Pot over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until water is absorbed, about 15 min. Remove from heat and let stand 5 min.
- Turn into a bowl and stir in chickpeas and Dressing. Spread out on a Sheet Pan lined with a Sheet Pan Liner to cool, then turn back into bowl. Stir in beets, greens, bell pepper, and cheese. Season to taste.
- Best served at room temperature. If making ahead, cover and refrigerate overnight.