🌱Spinach & Quinoa Bathing in Tahini Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free)🌱
For those of you I haven't converted yet, this may make you a believer!
Here I am, talking about salads over here again-- just trying to change lunches, 1 bunch of spinach at a time! 😘
I love having a big delicious bowl of goodies to keep me going all day and what better way to do so than a salad? Not just any salad though-- a super yummy, creamy, flavorful one!
I noticed a few years ago that if I eat too heavy during the day, I tend to get tired and unmotivated as my body uses a lot of resources to break down all that food.
There's many reasons as to why that slump may have occurred but what I found for myself is that changing what I ate during the day, gave me a huge edge on my energy levels and overall productivity!
And so began the lunchtime salads!
Here's the thing(s)--
- They're easy to bring along (portable)
- They're customizable
- They're a great way to get nutrients and vitamins in
- They're easy to make
- They're a perfect base to "add onto" so if you're hungry, just add other things into the bowl!
I've mentioned this before but I believe the first thing is what base you use! For me, that is not some gross, wilty iceburg lettuce! I LOVE spinach so in order for me to get super into my salad, I start with that.
What's your favorite green?
Start there and add onto it! It's a work of art and it can be a lot of fun creating new flavors and textures to keep it exciting!
Here's the way to make this easy, go-to of mine to give you some inspiration!
Spinach & Quinoa Bathing in Tahini Salad
What You Need: (Makes 4 portions)
- A bunch of spinach
- 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes
- 2 cups steamed broccoli
- ½ cup tahini
- 1 lemon (juice)
- 1 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt
- 1 cup quinoa (cooked)
- ½ cup toasted cauliflower crouton dust
- 1 tbsp vegan cheeze
- 1 cup chickpea flour
- 1 tsp of your favorite spices
- 1 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt
- 1-2 tbsp plant based mylk
What To Do:
- Cook the quinoa
- Gently steam the broccoli so it's a little less crunchy (or you can eat it raw if you prefer)
- Chop up the spinach and cherry tomatoes and toss them in a big bowl
- In another bowl, mix together the lemon juice, tahini and sea salt until you get the desired consistency of the dressing. (Add a bit of water if you want it to be more runny!)
- Add in the broccoli and quinoa
- Coat everything in the dressing and top with the "crouton dust" and vegan cheeze if you want!
I designed this as a gluten free accent to salads and it's yummy!
- Mix together some chickpea flour, some of your favorite spices (I like to use cumin or paprika), some sea salt and a tiny bit of plant based mylk.
- On an oiled baking tray, lay it out and bake it for about 15 minutes at 350'C
- Sprinkle it on everything!
I wish you yummy in your tummy!
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