Saturday, 4 July 2015

Mexican Sprouted Salad w/Chilli Lemon Dressing

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 Cool meals on hot days are ideal. Yes we do have to cook a little but it's a great idea to pick one day of the week to prepare foods that can be combined into several variety of meals through out the week to help beat the heat. 
Today was this refreshing salad. 


1 Cup sprouted rice & quinoa blend ( I used Trū Roots organic ) 
( see website at the bottom of the blog to see why to choose sprouted foods ) 
1 Cup black beans ( soaked, drained & cooked or use canned ) 
1/2 Cup chopped cilantro 
1/2 Cup diced onion
1/2 Cup corn
1/2 jalapeño pepper chopped ( seeds in ) 
1 Tbsp chilli powder
1 Tbsp lemon juice ( fresh squeezed or bottled )
Salt to taste ( I used approx 1/4 tsp ) 
**use organic when possible
I use a lot of organic ingredients but I don't always mention which ingredients I choose in the recipe. I do this because I believe It's up to each person if they want to use organic and which products they choose to use. Organic & fresh are always the better choice. This is why I just sum it up to * use organic when possible *
Why choose organic ? See website at the bottom of the blog..


Prepare beans ( the night before ) unless using canned 
Cook grains according to package directions & let cool
Chop cilantro, onion & pepper
Add all ingredients to a bowl & mix
Set aside and make dressing
Yields approx 4 Cups

Nutritional Facts ( before dressing ) per each 1 Cup serving 

300 Calories 
1 g fat
48 g carbs
5 g fibre 
9 g protein
**The carb and protein ratio is idealThis equals a great postworkout meal! 


1 Tbsp chilli powder
2 Tbsp EVOO
1/2 Tbsp honey ( raw )
4 Tbsp lemon juice ( fresh squeezed ) try 2 tbsp then add the third and/or fourth. I like lemony but you may not.
Pinch of salt 
Yields approx 1/3 Cup


Add all ingredients to a bowl
Mix & pour over salad
Serve right away or chill it & enjoy later

Another great way to serve this salad can be in a lettuce or tortilla wrap. This could also be pan fried or even made into burgers. Quinoa/rice & black bean burgers are fantastic. 
The possibilities are many. However you make this, I hope you enjoy & mostly may you be Nutritionally Well. 


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