Mediterranean watercress bowl

- May 1, 2017 -


May is the best month of the year, I’m a little biased because it’s my birth month but no one can really deny the allure of this prime spring month. With Taurus and Gemini season in full swing you’re going to need a lot of energy this May. Personally May is a reset month, I ¬†always transition my wardrobe and my diet to prep for summer. By transitioning my diet I mean switching to white wine and eating more chilled food. This Mediterranean quinoa bowl recipe is the perfect chilled healthy May meal. The high fiber quinoa and heaping handful of watercress make it a nutrition powerhouse. Watercress is an up and coming underdog in the greens world, it is the most nutrient dense leafy in the game with 100% of your daily vitamins B, C, and K per 100g. Enjoy this fresh recipe, I hope it fuels you all the way through Gemini season.

Yours truly,
Celeste

Mediterranean watercress bowl

Ingredients

Herbed quinoa
1 1/2 cups quinoa
1 tablespoon ghee
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons flat leaf parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon mint, chopped
1/2 a teaspoon of cumin
Cucumbers
1/2 of a cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Zest of half of a lemon

Red pepper
1/2 of a red pepper, diced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pinch of salt

Watercress
1/2 a cup of watercress, stems attached
1 teaspoon of olive oil
A pinch of salt

Olives
1/4 cup green olives, sliced

Red onion
1/4 of a red onion, thinly sliced

Recipe
1. Add herbed quinoa ingredients to a medium bowl, stir until well combined, add to a serving bowl
2. Add cucumber ingredients in a medium bowl, stir until well combined, place cucumber mix atop quinoa
3. Add red pepper ingredients to a bowl stir until well combined, place red pepper mix atop quinoa
4. Add watercress ingredients to a bowl stir until well combined, place watercress mix atop quinoa
5. Place olives atop quinoa
6. Place red onion atop quinoa

Truly enjoy

 

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