Quinoa Salad Recipe

One of the most important factors for getting in shape is your post workout meal. Once you have a hard hitting training session, your body needs to replenish its carbohydrate sources. Fail to restock those carbs means your next workout will suffer. For some, a post workout shake is just the start to carb replenishment as you’ll need more meals throughout the day. That’s why we’re hooking you up with this awesome quinoa salad!

As an Upper Echelon client, you’re familiar with the fact that your meals aren’t complete without any veggies. So we’re going to add in kale and some onions to this quinoa so you can get those veggies in; we’ll then finish off the recipe with lime juice and mint to give things a nice little kick. Enjoy!



1 cupOrganic quinoa
10Organic kale leaves
½ cupCilantro
1Garlic clove
¼ cupOrganic red onion
1/8 cupMint leaves
½ cupPecans
½ tspPink sea salt
1 tspBlack pepper
2 tbspLime juice
1 tspDijon mustard
1 tbspCold pressed coconut oil



1Put a medium sized pan on a medium-high heat. Once oil has melted, spread quinoa over the pan. Cook quinoa until it turns light brown
2While quinoa is cooking, mince garlic and chop up kale, red onion, cilantro, and mint leaves.
3After 6 minutes (or till quinoa turns brown) remove the quinoa from the pan and set aside to cool.
4In a small bowl, mix mustard, salt, pepper, and lime juice together.
5Combine quinoa and salad mix in a bowl. Drizzle dressing over the salad mix.



Nutrition Info (serving size: one third of the whole salad)

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