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Frosty Power Salad With Quinoa & Dressing

What you need: 

1/2 cup sweet corn
1/2 cup garden peas
1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas
1 cup soya beans
1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans
4 carrots, chopped
1 cup broccoli, chopped
1/2 cup green beans, chopped finely
4 celery sticks, chopped finely
4 spring onions, chopped finely
1/3 a cucumber, chopped finely
1/2 cup fresh spinach, chopped
4 teaspoons olive oil
6 teaspoons soy sauce (I use reduced sodium)
4 cloves garlic, minced
4 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons mixed spice (seasoning of your choice)
salt and pepper, to taste
quinoa or couscous, to serve

What you do: 

1. Boil sweet corn, peas, chickpeas, soya beans, and kidney beans until tender and warmed. Steam the carrots and broccoli until tender.
2. Once vegetables and beans are done cooking, add all to a large bowl.
3. For dressing, add olive oil, soy sauce, garlic, sesame oil, vinegar, and spices into a shaker and mix, or mix by hand.
4. Pour over the salad and stir to get everything covered. Serve over a bed of couscous or quinoa.
This is loaded with goodness, and is not only a great workout food, but also a good lunch to keep you going on a busy day at work/school.
Source of recipe: I wrote this recipe when looking for something that was packed with protein and would give me the energy to keep me going through sessions at the gym and playing football.

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SO HOW'D IT GO?

Thanks for all your kind words  :) I'm glad you all like it. Me, Mrs Frosty and Baby Frosty shall be having it tonight! ;)b

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So I've cooked at least two dozen different things that I've found on this site over the years and this is possibly the best yet!  I thought it would take a lot longer to prep than it did, but everything went very fast.  I didn't have any green beans handy, so those were left out.  I ended up using a whole can of soy beans, instead of just a cup.  I used canned spinach because I didn't have anything fresh and it worked just fine.  I took the suggestion of thyme, parsley and oregano for my spices, as posted by someone else and they were the bomb!  I mixed in a cup of cous cous which I cooked with veggie broth instead of just water.  The end result was amazing.  It made sooooo much.  I ate it for dinner last night, lunch today and dinner tonight.  I had one of the best workouts that I've had in weeks today and felt full of zest and energy all day.  Thanks for submitting this!  It was awesome!

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Good stuff. I left out: chickpeas, soya beans, celery, onions, and cucumber. I used sugar snap peas instead of green beans.
I ended up just steaming the rest: carrots, broccoli, sugar snap peas, corn and peas - and I added some red bell pepper.
I layered it on my plate like this:
Spinach/arugula mix - quinoa - kidney beans ( a good handful) - steamed veggies.

Overall it was fantastic! Tasted healthy and pretty darn easy to make! Thank you!

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Definitely going to try this soon!!

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I am an avid runner and have really been trying to come up with some creative energy and recovery foods/dishes.  This was fantastic! 

I did not have green beans on hand so I just left them out.  I added a half red bell pepper because it was staring at me in the fridge.  Only used three celery stalks because that's what I had.  Probably used more like 2 cups of broccoli because I'm a huge fan.  I had some arugula in the fridge that was also staring at me, so in it went with the spinach.  I added a tad bit more of balsamic vinegar because I'm a fan of it.  Also added juice of half a lemon to brighten it up a bit.  Instead of adding the 2t mixed spice I went straight to adding fresh to the veggie mix.  I went with 1/2c italian parsley, 3T oregano, and 2T thyme.  Next time I will probably make a little bit more dressing just because I was eyeing the veggies and know I probably went overboard. 

Anyhow this was super.  Thanks so much for helping my running habit  ;)b

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This looks amazing. I need to try this. :)

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