Skin Soothing Quinoa Salad

Here at Edible Beauty we strongly attest to the fact that what you put into your body can affect the look and feel of your skin. That is why we have created this delicious Mediterranean Quinoa Salad, packed full of skin-loving ingredients designed to sooth sensitive skin from the inside-out.

One of the ingredients we have included is Parsley, which is a great skin food for balancing oil production, decreasing inflammation and preventing skin discoloration. The combination of avocado and protein rich quinoa makes this a wonderful salad for reducing skin inflammation, boosting hydration and elasticity and easing redness.

Serves 2

 Ingredients

1 cup cooked quinoa

15 cherry tomatoes, halved

1 cucumber, chubed (peel if desired)

1 avocado cubed

3 tbs chopped fresh basil

1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley

1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 tbs apple cider vinegar

1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt

 Juice of 1/2 a lemon or lime

Instructions

To cook the quinoa, use one part rinsed quinoa to two parts water. Simmer covered for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed and the germ turns opaque and splits from the seed, it will resemble small curls.

Toss with a little olive oil and season with salt and pepper. NB: Cooked quinoa will keep for four days in the fridge.

 

 For ways to treat sensitive skin topically, view our natural, toxin-free products here.

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Anna Mitsios

Adv. Dip. Naturopathy. Adv. Dip. Nutrition. B.Com (Honours)

Anna is a certified naturopath and nutritionist and founder of leading Australian natural skincare and wellness company, Edible Beauty Australia. Anna has been featured in various publications including Mind Body Green, Women’s Health and Allure. She is committed to the natural transformation of her client’s skin using proven botanicals, nutrients and herbal formulations, both on the inside and out.  

Anna’s career began in the corporate sector, where she specialised in corporate finance and private banking for over ten years working in Sydney and New York for a large Australian bank. Anna’s career change was sparked by her own health journey, following a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes at 18 years of age.  Her diagnosis triggered her intense study of botanicals and nutrition to manage auto-immune condition and assist others in attaining optimal health. Anna’s naturopathy career has included working as a naturopath within a reputable natural fertility clinic in Sydney, within a pharmacy and health food store and running her own naturopathy practice. 

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