One of my go-to plant-based protein source is quinoa. One cup of cooked quinoa contains 9 grams of protein, which contains even more protein than tofu, oatmeal or spinach. This make it a favourite plant-based protein among vegans and vegetarians alike. I like to add them in salads which help to add some bulk to make me feel fuller. It’s easy to prepare and this superfood is simply quite amazing because it has that rice-like texture and you could use this as an alternative to rice.
It can be pretty expensive but it could be bought at a cheaper price over at iHerb. I tried Alter Eco’s Organic Royal Rainbow Quinoa only because it’s name sounded exotic and it’s something I’ve never tried before. Does the quinoa appears to fluff out into 7 different colours across the rainbow colour spectrum when cooked? I’m all about Willy Wonka magical fantasy here. But it’s not quite colourful in that physical aspect. Rather, it is a mixture of the different types of quinoa. Rainbow quinoa is actually a mixture of royal black quinoa, royal pearl quinoa and royal red quinoa. I reckon this would be that ultimate nutritious rainbow of nutrients in the salad bowl. To jazz things up, I am gonna add blotches of colour into my salad bowl.
So here’s my version of Vegan Rainbow Quinoa Salad with Nut Cheese Recipe!
‘ I can see the rainbow, see a rainbow…see a rainbow too.’