Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Quinoa Mexican Salad -- Candida Diet Recipe

We recently had a family member who needed to go on a diet to get rid of candida. What's candida? It's a kind of rogue yeast that has taken over your body. We all have candida in our bodies, but sometimes it grows to overpower the good bacteria in our gut, and it needs to get back under control. This is usually done by going on a very restrictive diet, avoiding any food (such as sugars, fruits, and grains) that feeds the candida.

When our family member when on this diet, he had very little variety in his diet. But surely there must be good, delicious recipes that someone on a candida diet can make! But we found very few. Here is one that you will love! We will be posting some more candida recipes as the time goes on, because we think this is an avenue that we can help some people who are suffering. But this recipe is also delicious for anyone.

2 cups water
1 cup quinoa
2 green onions
5 sweet mini peppers
1/2 orange pepper
2 tablespoons purple onion
2 cloves of garlic
3 tablespoons of cilantro
juice from 1/2 a lime
1/2 teaspoon cumin
salt and pepper to taste

1. In a medium-sized saucepan, toast the quinoa on medium heat, stirring frequently until it begins to brown.

2. Pour in water and bring to a boil. Lower the heat until water reaches a simmer, cover, and let cook until the water evaporates (about 15 minutes). Remove from heat to cool.

3. While the quinoa cooks and cools, chop all of the vegetables, garlic, and cilantro into fine, diced pieces. Add them to quinoa, along with lime juice, cumin, and salt and pepper. Toss together and serve.

Serves 6

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