A while ago I did a search online for food that is good for your skin. My skin wasn’t feeling very bright, and instead of polishing, cleansing, masking, etc. I decided to eat my way to a brighter complexion. I stumbled across an article that talked about foods that might help, so I put them together into this bright, colorful salad. The best part? The quinoa can be made in advance so you can throw this dish together quick and be on your way!
1 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
1/4 cup cherry tomatoes or 1 small tomato (chopped)
1/4 cup chopped bell peppers
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1 tsp minced garlic
1/4 cup black beans
1/4 cup olives
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Cook the quinoa according to package directions. Chop the tomatoes, peppers, parsley and add to the cooked quinoa. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Recipe notes: The great thing about this is that you can eat it right away while the quinoa is still warm, or you can whip it up, stick it in the fridge and eat it later. I also add a half squeezed lime juice to it, as I like the sourness of the lemon and lime together. I also omit the olives- I’m not a fan. Add what you like and take out what you don’t. ENJOY!
Heard this at Rhinegeist this past weekend and had to share with you guys: Today’s Jam