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Healthy Side Dish for Grilling Season: Quinoa and Pico de Gallo Salad

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Healthy Side Dish for Grilling Season: Quinoa and Pico de Gallo Salad

Servings: About 8 – 10

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

A Simple and Guilt-Free side Dish That Won’t Cramp Your Bikini Style.

If you’re familiar with the Mexican “Pico de Gallo” you already know it goes well with everything on your list of grilling season foods. Besides, what’s simpler to make than chopped tomatoes, onions, cilantro and peppers? Now imagine that combination mixed in with a super food like Quinoa to kickoff your summer and keep you in that tight body you perfected all winter. The result is a salad nothing short of fantastic. But before I jump into the recipe, I’d like to share with you six interesting facts I recently discovered about this South American seed…

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Quinoa and Pico de Gallo Salad – Azcúar & Spice

6 Awesome Facts About Quinoa: 

1. It’s pronounced KEEN-wah. Quinoa is gluten-free, high in protein and low in calories and carbs. It also has twice as much fiber as oatmeal and contains all nine essential amino acids which make it a complete source of protein.
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