Hot summer months call for cool, refreshing additions to your menu. Revive and refresh with this powerhouse recipe from Chef Megan McCarthy, founder of Healthy Eating 101.
2 cups water
1 cup black quinoa, rinsed
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp Spike® gourmet natural seasoning, or salt and pepper to taste
1 orange or red bell pepper, seeded and diced
¼ head red cabbage, chopped
2–3 green onions, chopped
1 jalapeño, seeded and finely diced
1 ripe avocado, diced
8–10 fresh basil leaves, chopped
Bring water and rinsed black quinoa to a boil. Cover and lower heat to simmer for 12 minutes, or when water is absorbed. Transfer cooked quinoa to a large mixing bowl. Drizzle quinoa with olive oil, then season with Spike® and toss. Add peppers, cabbage, green onions, jalapeño, avocado and fresh basil. Toss again.