Quinoa is an ancient whole grain. It’s actually a seed rather than a grain and is a great gluten and cholesterol-free whole food.

It has very high protein content with nine essential amino acids and is a healthieralternative to rice. The added bonus is that it only takes 10-15 minutes to prepare!

Quinoa is quite simple to make.

Just rinse the quinoa in a fine strainer with cold filtered water.  

Then add one and a half cups of hot filtered water to a pan. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes so all the quinoa has absorbed the filtered water. 

Add a pinch of salt to taste.

This makes a wonderful base and then it’s up to you to add what you want for a healthy salad – seasonal veggies, olive oil, herbs, lemon, nuts or olives.