Clean, healthy eating at its’ most simple! Using nutritious ingredients found in most kitchens, such as quinoa, carrots, garlic, and onion, this dish can be made quickly as a delicious side to so many meals, or as an easy-to-pack lunch option!

Quinoa and Carrot Salad

Ingredients

¾ cup uncooked quinoa
1 cup carrots, shredded
1 teaspoon garlic, finely chopped
1 teaspoon onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon fresh mint, finely chopped
2 tablespoons orange juice (or more, if desired)
½ seedless cucumber, chopped (optional)

Preparation

Bring quinoa and 1-1/2 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat to low, and cover and simmer until tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed, about 15 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Let cool.

In a medium bowl, combine quinoa, carrots, garlic, and onion.

Add oregano, mint, and orange juice.

Add cucumber, if desired. Toss to combine.

Serves 4 to 6.

*Created by Executive Chef at Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa, Anthony Stewart.*