INGREDIENTS
by Paul Rankin

Quinoa has lots of protein and little carbohydrate. Jazz it up with fresh mint and mango.

This meal is low calorie and provides 340 kcal, 9g protein, 45g carbohydrate (of which 18g sugars), 14g fat (of which 2g saturates), 4g fibre and 0.1g salt per portion.

Main course

Preparation

Quinoa can be cooked like millet; it absorbs twice its volume in liquid. Use it in place of rice in cooked dishes, or serve it as a side dish, in salads or as a stuffing. Alternatively, try it as a substitute for porridge, served hot with cream, dried fruit and brown sugar.

Other considerations

Quinoa is extremely rich in complete protein, so is an excellent addition to vegetarian and vegan diets.