Quinoa SaladPosted: May 19, 2012 Filed under: Recipes | Tags: quinoa grain, vegetarian Leave a comment
I love Quinoa! It is a great grain that makes a nice cold salad mixed with fresh vegetables.
1-cup pre-washed Quinoa grain (If yours does not say pre-washed on the bag, rinse it before cooking it)
2 cups chicken stock (Or vegetable stock to make this a vegan dish)
Put the stock and quinoa in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce to simmer for about 15 mins. You will know it cooked because each grain will have expanded and white threads are coming from the grain. Set the quinoa aside to cool.
2 seeded and chopped tomatoes
1 English cucumber – seeded and chopped
1 red pepper – seeded and chopped
¾ cup diced sweet onion (red or white)
Juice of one lemon
2 T. white wine vinegar
1 T. olive oil
25 mint leaves chopped
Handful of cilantro – chopped
Salt and pepper
Mix everything together and chill. Could not be easier!
You can add others vegetable such as green beans, sugar snap peas, zucchini, asparagus… the list goes one. You can also change the herbs and add basil or tarragon. Be creative, or just use up what you have in your fridge.