Quinoa Salad With Green Beans, Almonds and Avocados
To many people, any dish with quinoa in it makes them think of stereotypical health nuts who drink kale smoothies, practice yoga, spend hours at the gym, meditate daily and sit around in athletic pants writing books with titles like “Free Your Inner Health Spirit.” Quinoa is not something that most people can picture being eaten by a normal person with a nine to five job and a pile of dishes waiting to be cleaned.
Despite its “health nut” stereotype, this protein rich whole grain can easily be incorporated into the average person’s diet. Instead of buying white rice, bring home a bag of quinoa. They will likely be right next to each other in the grocery store.
When you get home, cook the quinoa exactly like you would rice: one cup quinoa to two cups of water, bring to a boil, cover and simmer until the water has all been absorbed. To complete this dish, let the quinoa cool, and add sliced green beans, almonds and a few avocados. The rich, nutty taste of the quinoa will compliment the smooth avocado.