Black Quinoa Salad
“Quinoa has killer superfood qualities – it’s high in plant-based protein, healthy fats, fiber, and antioxidants to keep you more full, satisfied and alert for a longer period of time,” says Marissa Lippert, RD and founder of Nourish Kitchen + Table in NYC, who created this recipe. Summer herbs and arugula bring in additional antioxidants and the red chili gives your metabolism an extra tiny boost with some added heat.
This Middle Eastern dip is made with chickpeas, which provide a great source of fiber, manganese, and folate. It also features healthy fats thanks to the olive oil. Once you’ve mastered the recipe, you can easily zest it up with ingredients like harissa, wasabi, or roasted red peppers.
Melia Marden, chef/partner of The Smile in NYC, puts a twist on the classic by using beets for added flavor and a vibrant color.
Coconut flour is high in fiber, protein, and healthy fats. It’s also low in sugar and has a rich, nutty flavor. “This easy, gluten-free topping is perfect for everything from fresh fruit to salads. It’s also a great way to add crunch to any savory dish,” says bigLittle Get Together chef and co-owner Lauren Gerrie.
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