First of all, thank you SO MUCH to everyone who reads my blog! Today I hit over 200 likes on my Facebook fan page, and couldn’t even believe my eyes! You guys have been so inspiring and I am so grateful to have amazing fans like you! I promise to keep the recipes and tips coming!

Colorful dishes are the healthiest. The more colorful, the better… and no, I’m not talking about Froot Loops. Vividly colored fruits and vegetables are filled with flavonoids and polyphenols; powerful antioxidants that will support your retina, mitochondria, brain cells, and aid the removal of toxins. You can get your daily dose from vibrant veggies such as beats, carrots, peppers, and red cabbage, as well as brightly colored berries, and fruits like peaches, oranges, etc.

To achieve optimal health, aim for 3 different colors of fruits and veggies everyday!

Not only is this dish the perfect springtime salad filled with flavor, vitamins, minerals, and chewy whole-grains, but it also tallies up to a total of 4 different veggies of 4 different colors! Feed your brain, not just your tummy!

Rainbow Quinoa Salad
Serves 1

¼ cup cooked red quinoa
¼ cup cooked farro
½ cup unshelled edamame beans (chilled)
½ cup diced red pepper
½ cup diced red onion
½ cup shredded carrot
1/8 cup chopped cilantro
1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1/8 tsp ground cumin

Cook quinoa and farro to package instructions and chill in the refrigerator. Combine edamame, pepper, onion, carrot, cilantro, vinegar, and cumin with cooled quinoa and farro. Enjoy your brain food!

9 Comments on Rainbow Quinoa Salad

  1. Gail Waters
    April 22, 2012 at 9:55 pm (12 years ago)

    YUMMY Quinoa salad recipe! Good for us!

    You’re amazing!


    • Catherine
      April 23, 2012 at 12:35 am (12 years ago)

      Thank you! xo

  2. Whitney Jones
    May 22, 2012 at 9:07 am (12 years ago)

    Ummm… Sounds yummy!

    Would it be bad to sprinkle chopped nuts on top?

    • Catherine
      May 22, 2012 at 9:19 am (12 years ago)

      Genius idea Whitney! It would be so good with chopped walnuts or slivered almonds! Just make sure to stick with 2 Tbsp of nuts per portion! xo

  3. liz
    July 2, 2012 at 5:44 pm (12 years ago)

    just discovered your website and i’m making this for dinner tonight (and i had mediteranean toast for lunch!)

    • Catherine
      July 2, 2012 at 6:07 pm (12 years ago)

      Awww that makes me so happy! Enjoy! xo

  4. Karen
    July 31, 2012 at 4:06 pm (12 years ago)

    Is it just me or is this a large bowl? I just feel like there is so much in it! Not that I’m complaining. I was just wondering if I made it right.. By the way, super good!!!

    • Catherine
      July 31, 2012 at 7:24 pm (12 years ago)

      Hi Karen! This is actually a small bowl with a partial serving!

  5. Karen
    August 1, 2012 at 3:37 am (12 years ago)

    Okay that makes sense! Thanks!!!


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