Quinoa and Pistachio Burgers | Polpette di Quinoa e Pistacchi

Quinoa and Pistachio Burgers:

I create this recipe by accident when I had 6 friends coming over for dinner. I wanted to prepare a quinoa salad with a vegan pesto made with pistachio nuts and basil leaves, but the quinoa was extremely sticky so I thought to turn it into burger patties. I love quinoa especially because it is a very good source of plant-based protein, vitamin B and magnesium. This super grain is also free from gluten, therefore it’s perfect if you have a sensibility to gluten or if you just want to avoid it.

Minty Quinoa Salad | Insalata di Quinoa e Menta Fresca

MInty Quinoa Salad:

You probably know that I love quinoa and that I like to mix it with fresh seasonal veggies. This time I decided to make a Summery version of a simple quinoa salad, with fennel and mint. Fennel is a very good source of iron, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc and vitamin K which can really improve bone health. If you suffer from digestive problems fennel is really good because of its high fiber content that helps to fight constipation and promotes regularity.

Avo and Broccoli Quinoa Salad | Quinoa con Broccoli e Crema di Avocado

Avo and Broccoli Quinoa Salad :

I love to have quinoa for lunch, because it is a healthy and well-balanced meal. I personally prefer white quinoa but you can use also red or black quinoa, which is usually more crunchy. This recipe contains a good ammount of carbohydrates , proteins and healthy fats. I usually prepare it wen I’m travelling as it is very easy to carry and very satisfying too. Quinoa is a really good source of vitamins and minerals and it contains also the 9 essential amino acids that our body can’t produce, therefore it is a plant-based complete protein.

Avo and Cherry Tomatoes Quinoa | Quinoa con Avocado e Pomodoro Ciliegino

Avo and Cherry Tomatoes Quinoa:

This is the perfect “on the go” salad, you can easily prepare it the night before and enjoy it during your lunch break. Plus quinoa is the best whole grain food that you can find, in fact is naturally rich in protein ( 8 grams for one cup of quinoa) fiber (5 grams for one cup of quinoa) and has a very low glycemic index, which will make you feel full longer.