Throughout the summer in the south, supper consists of something grilled or a salad. Yet salads often leave me feeling unsatisfied and quickly hungry again. Alas, I do enjoy eating! This hearty and healthy salad fits the bill for a complete meal, chock full of protein from the quinoa, and filling ingredients like fresh corn and beans. As a Weight Watcher attendee, I’ve calculated the points. One cup of this wonderful salad is only 5 points! Yippee!
If quinoa is new to you, this ancient grain contains lots of protein and cooks up in only 15 minutes. Our family frequently substitutes quinoa for brown rice at meals. Of course, this salad easily translates to a vegetarian dish by substituting vegetable broth for the chicken broth. One more thing: I don’t like beets, but in this recipe the beets add a lovely flavor and color. Don’t let the beets scare you!