Sunday, February 24, 2013

Super Easy Quinoa Salad

Quinoa was something I really wanted to try cooking with, so I grabbed a box of Ancient Harvest Organic Quinoa and looked for a yummy recipe to create. Fortunately, there was one right on the box! It was super easy, turned out great, and kept for days in the fridge! Here's what I did:

Quinoa Vegetable Salad:
1 box Quinoa
1/2 cup grape tomatoes
1/2 cucumber
1/2 sweet (red, orange, yellow) pepper
1/4 cup green onions
*Other veggies that would work well include radishes, snow peas, or zucchini.

Balsamic vinegar
Olive oil
Minced garlic
Mix to taste
*A fun variation and a way to kick it up a notch is to add Dijon mustard to the mix.

Rinse and drain the Quinoa. I used a large tea strainer, it worked great and my salad was completely free from  crunchies. Bowl the Quinoa according to package directions. Once the Quinoa is cooked (it should be nice and fluffy), set aside.
Chop the veggies and mix into the Quinoa in a large bowl.
Prepare the dressing and pour over the mixture. Stir well. Enjoy!

From top - the dressing, the chopped veggies, combining the ingredients, and the finished product!

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