Friday, May 18, 2012

fit food: super salad, quinoa & lentils

Quinoa, a protein and fiber rich whole grain with slimming superpowers.
Lentils, a fat burning, protein packed legume.
Jicama, a belly flatenning, C-packed, fiber rich root.
Red Bell Pepper, with A, C, E and Lycopene, a skin loving superfood. 

Olive Oil, heart loving and healthful with slimming benefits.

the recipe...

Super Salad

1 C quinoa
1¾ C of chicken broth
1 Clove of garlic, crushed
1 C lentils
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
1½ T fresh lemon juice
1½ T Champagne vinegar
1 T fresh orange juice
¼ C olive oil
S & P
Zest of 1 lemon
½ C diced red bell pepper
½ C shredded jicama

Cook quinoa in broth with garlic.  Let come to a boil then simmer covered on med-low for 15 to 20 minutes, until liquid is absorbed.  Quinoa should have a "pop" to it when done.  Let sit covered for about 5 minutes.

Cook lentils in 3 to 4 C of water. Bring to a boil, then simmer 15-20 minutes.  Check for doneness.  Should be firm, not mushy.  Drain.

Whisk together Dijon mustard, juices, vinegar, olive oil and S & P to taste.

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.

Be super and enjoy!

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