This salad is a fantastic meal by itself, or as a great side dish for roasted salmon, halibut, chicken or steak

Quinoa is a perfect protein, great for breakfast (like oatmeal), in protein bars, salads and carbohydrate replacements for lunch and dinner.

There are three types of quinoa: golden, red and black. They all taste the same, but mixed together, they look fantastic in this bright and tasty summer salad.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 to 3 cups cooked quinoa (red, black and/or golden)
  • 1/4 cup fresh B.C. blueberries
  • 1/4 cup dried B.C. blueberries
  • 1 tbsp chia seed 
  • 1 tbsp flax seed 
  • 1 tbsp hemp seed
  • 1/4 cup each of toasted pumpkin and sunflower seeds 
  • 1/2 cup of nuts (almonds, pistachios, hazelnuts, pecans or walnuts)
  • 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • To assemble, simply mix all the ingredients together and top with yogurt (if using).