Studies have shown that the Mediterranean diet plays a key role in reducing the risk of heart disease and metabolic syndrome. The Mediterranean diet is composed of fruit, veggies, fish and whole grains, with a splash of cholesterol-lowering olive oil and perhaps a glass of red wine every now and then. It limits unhealthy fats and red meat, which contribute to cardiovascular disease.
Summer Mediterranean Quinoa Salad makes a refreshing side dish for any meal. The roasted red peppers are bursting with flavor and are complemented by the cilantro and green onions. Quinoa is the gluten-free base for this dish and it is a great source of protein. This is a tangy light salad that will wow your health-conscious friends (or anyone, for that matter) at a potluck.
Summer Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 20 min
Serving size: 4 sides