Sunday, September 27, 2015
Warm Japanese Quinoa Salad - recipe, vegan, vegetarian, macrobiotic, paleo, healthy diet
What felt fantastic was the lunch I made today with the little bits of things I had left in the fridge. Here I've married South American quinoa, with a Japanese inspired theme, to create a hot salad that felt like the eating equivalent of a warm shower. I paired it with a garlic carrot soup seasoned with white miso, and I immediately felt better. With chilly weather just ahead, I imagine doing this recipe again soon.
Warm Japanese Quinoa Salad
For each person:
1/4 Cup quinoa, sorted and rinsed
1 Cup water
small pinch of sea salt
1 tsp. mirin
1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
(You might wish for a little red pepper flakes, or other spice, to jazz it up further.)
1 block savory backed tofu, cut into cubes(mine came from Trader Joe's) *alternatively, use chicken or beans...
4-5 romaine lettuce leaves, washed, trimmed, and sliced
1/2 sheet toasted nori, cut into strips
Bring the quinoa and water to a boil and add the salt, mirin, tofu and romaine. Turn the heat to low and cover with a lid. Simmer for 20 minutes or until all of the liquid is absorbed. Top with the nori and a drizzle of flax oil before serving. (You could also add a dressing of your choice...)