Mango Quinoa Salad
Quinoa is a great source of protein and it is technically a seed, not a grain, so it is much easier to digest. Mangoes contain many vitamins and omega-3, so the combination with rich herbs and quinoa makes this salad is a great nutritional boost for your entire system!
3 cups cooked quinoa*
1 cup mango, diced (hindi or balady types)
1 green onion, chopped
2 cucumbers, diced
2 tbsp mint leaves, thinly chopped
2 tbsp basil leaves, thinly chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
Optional: fresh coriander, chili powder
*Before cooking the quinoa, make sure you soak it for at least an hour.
Yasmine Nazmy is a young French-Egyptian food lover and creator of unique healthy recipes. With a background in arts and environmental engineering, she founded a restaurant in 2014 with a friend: The Vegan Kitchen. It was Egypt’s first vegan and organic restaurant, serving delicious food free of sugar and gluten. A year later, she expanded her horizons and started a catering service named Earthly Delights, following the same trend of healthy plant-based cuisine. Shortly after, she founded KAJU, a line of raw vegan products such as ice cream and cheese. Her creations were then available to be ordered online, and later on in stores; her aim was to make healthy natural food accessible to people all over the country. Over the years, she taught numerous cooking workshops across the capital, and also helped people transition to a plant-based diet and lose weight in a sustainable manner. In 2017, she released her cookbook Happy Belly with over 100 healthy plant-based recipes. Then in 2018 she co-developped a therapy tool with her mother to help people improve their self-perception, as she believes a positive body image and self-love is the first step required to have a healthy relationship with food. She is now starting to spread this message through talks, consultations and workshops.