Firecracker Quinoa Salad w/ Chickpeas & Artichokes

 
Firecracker Quinoa Salad with Chickpeas and Artichoke Hearts

November 28th 2011By joyofkosher

If you are looking for a great healthy lunch recipe for your holiday weekend, I’ve got a great simple salad that comes together in a matter of minutes. And….its got kick! You know I love my food spicy, so this is defiantly going to be one of my go to recipes when I want to get lunch on the table quickly and don’t feel like heating up the house by turning on the stove. Recipes like this one are why I always keep cooked quinoa on hand. I also always have balsamic vinegar dressing on hand, but you can always used purchased dressing. Since this quinoa recipe calls for you to kick up the dressing even a basic store bought dressing will yield a great salad! If you haven’t tried sriracha, you can find it in the Asian section of your grocery store. It’s not at all expensive and is perfect for heating things up!

 

Asian Sweet and Sour Bean Salad

 
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September 26th 2011By joyofkosher

Traditional bean salad takes on a new flavor and a nutritional boost with edamame soybeans and canola oil! The beans add fiber while canola oil adds healthy fats. Canola oil is low in saturated fat, trans fat free and high in monounsaturated fat.