Enjoy this amazing complete plant food protein salad that will have not only great flavor but it will be appetizing and filling.
A quick refreshment about complete protein in the plant kingdom. In order to obtain complete protein we must include complete grain, legumes and nut and/or seeds.
However, from the 20 amino acids that form a complete protein, 9 are essential and can only be obtain from external sources and the remaining 11 our own body produce them. But did you know that chickpeas have all 9 essential amino acids? This is so great to know so we don’t always have to add a complete grain or nuts or seeds to our dish because, having chickpeas we have automatically complete protein.
Complete grain = quinoa
Legumes = chickpeas
Nut and/or seeds = hemp seeds
1 cup dry quinoa any color
1 cup frozen mango, thawed and diced
1 cup dry chickpeas will give us 3 cups of cooked chickpeas
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
1/4 cup lime juice
1 teaspoon ginger
Salt and pepper
Rinse quinoa in a fine-mesh colander.
Boil 2 cups of water in a medium size saucepan and add quinoa. Add a color pepper for flavor. Cover and simmer on low for 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
Cook chickpeas with a pepper or vegetable broth until tender. Or add turmeric, pepper, and oregano fresh or powered and salt to taste
Whisk together lime juice, ginger, salt, pepper and hemp seeds in a small bowl
In a large mixing bowl, combine cooked quinoa, mango, garbanzo beans, & cilantro. Top with the lime juice dressing and mix until well coated.
Serving as is or over a bed of greens