Fresh and simple to prepare, the Quinoa Salad with Avocado and Cherry Tomatoes is an ideal recipe for a summer lunch, which brings countless health benefits. To make it such are first of all the properties of Quinoa , a food originating from Latin America, rich in proteins, vitamins A and E , manganese, potassium, phosphorus, iron and zinc. Gluten-free and rich in carbohydrates, Quinoa is also indicated for those suffering from celiac disease.
To make this dish a panacea for health is also the presence of Avocado , whose contribution of linoleic fatty acid and omega 3 inhibits cholesterol production, making it a useful food for the health of the heart and the cardiovascular system. Benefits to which are added the presence of vitamin D, which helps the absorption of calcium and phosphorus, and makes this fruit suitable for the prevention of osteoporosis and arthrosis .
Finally, the protein intake of the Quinoa and Avocado salad make the dish a really interesting idea for those who follow a vegan diet .
Quinoa with Avocado and Cherry Tomatoes
Dish Unique dishes
Preparation time 20 minutes
. 100 gr Quinoa
. 2 Avocado
. 200 gr Datterini cherry tomatoes
. extra virgin olive oil to taste
. salt to taste
. fresh parsley to taste
1 Pass the quinoa under running water using a sieve, this procedure will allow you to eliminate the bitter taste released by the saponins.
2 Toast the quinoa in a pan for about a minute, with extra virgin olive oil, making sure that the flame is medium-high.
3 Move everything into a saucepan and place a portion of quinoa (previously toasted) and two parts of salted water.
4 Cook over medium-high heat until the quinoa has absorbed all the water (usually after 15 minutes). Turn off and let it sit for another 5 minutes.
5 Season with diced cherry tomatoes and diced avocado, sprinkle with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and complete with a handful of chopped fresh parsley.