The 5 minute Pasta Salad (Gluten Free)
Have you ever picked up a quick meal from the Deli Department at your local grocery store? Deli Departments offer some tasty side salads to pick up for a quick lunch, or even to have as a weekend side dish. It’s easy and convenient. Easy and convenient sometimes may come with a price if you’re not cooking it yourself. Why? Well, it’s loaded in fat, bad starches, sugar and chemicals. My 5 minute pasta salad is the exact opposite of any store bought pasta salad. My salad is loaded in nutrients and taste. It’s high in fiber, vitamin C, high in protein and low in calories. I don’t want to toot my own horn…but, I personally think it tastes incredible. Once you make this, you will probably include this in your meal plan quite often. Try it and see. It’s LOW IN CALORIES!
THE 5 MINUTE PASTA SALAD (GLUTEN FREE)
1 cup of Organic Andean’s Dream Quinoa Pasta Shells
1 tablespoon of Organic 365 Vegan Mayo
1 cup of Organic Kale chopped
2 Organic Green Scallions chopped
1/2 of Organic Cucumber chopped
1/2 of Organic fresh lime squeezed
1/2 of Organic Red Bell Pepper chopped
3 to 4 Organic Bella Mushrooms chopped
4 to 5 pieces of chopped fresh Organic Cilantro
dash of sea salt
Boil a small pot of water for your Organic Quinoa Pasta. Pull out your Kale, Scallions, Cucumber, Mushrooms, Pepper and Cilantro. Wash, dry and chop all veggies on a cutting board. Once water is boiled, add in your Quinoa Pasta. Cook until “Al dente.” I would say it takes about 5 to 6 minutes tops if boiling on high heat. Drain Pasta. Add pasta to a nice size serving bowl. Add in all your veggies and mix with spoon. Add in your mayo and fresh lime. Add in your salt. Ready to serve. That’s it! Easy!
Purpose of Dish:
Cilantro helps with detoxing heavy metals out of the body. The Quinoa Pasta is loaded in amino acids, low on the Glycemic Index, higher in fiber and affordable to make. If you have gluten issues, this would be for you. The Kale is high in magnesium, which is good for people who have high stress levels. The Mushrooms are beneficial to your bladder because of the selenium in them. Red peppers help to brighten your skin and are loaded in Vitamin C. Want to stay young looking? Eat Organic Red Peppers.
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