Home » Food » By Course » Salads » Lemony Quinoa Cannellini Bean Salad Lemony Quinoa Cannellini Bean Salad February 2, 2024 by Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet · 13 CommentsAs an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.See my disclosure policy.Creamy, buttery beans, crunchy cucumbers, sweet red peppers, tangy lemon, and protein-packed quinoa, this healthy and delicious Lemony Quinoa Cannellini Bean Salad has it all! Bring it to your to your next potluck, picnic, backyard BBQ, at-home gathering, and enjoy it as either a main or side dish! And for another healthy and superbly flavorful quinoa salad, you don’t want to miss our Thai Quinoa Salad! Benefits of Quinoa Quinoa is a fascinating food and it has long been lauded for its unique nutritional benefits.
For example, you may have heard that it’s a complete protein. What that means is that it contains all 9 essential amino acids that your body can’t produce on its own but has to get from food. And while no single food has all of the nutrients essential to life, quinoa comes closer than any other food in both the plant and animal kingdom.
Pretty amazing, isn’t it? Quinoa is also high in protein, fiber and a whole host of minerals.For all of these reasons quinoa is being considered by NASA for long-duration human occupied space flights.Did you know that quinoa, although it’s prepared like a grain, isn’t a grain at all? It’s actually a seed, a relative of spinach, chard and beets.