I was looking for a light nutritious summer salad for tonight and this was the result. Being a vegan, I love eating quinoa, with tons of protein, it is super good for you and delish!
What you’ll need:
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water or veg. broth
a big pinch of salt
1/2 bell pepper (I used yellow today, but any color will work), diced small
a handful of grape tomatoes, sliced
a handful of fresh parsley, chopped
1 shallot, finely chopped
1 tbsp. red wine vinegar
2 tbsp. olive oil
a pinch of salt and pepper
What you’ll do:
In a pot, bring the water, quinoa and a pinch of salt to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and let simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until all the water is absorbed. Pour into a bowl and refrigerate.
For the dressing, in a bowl, whisk together the shallots, vinegar, oil and salt and pepper.
Take the quinoa out of the frig and toss with the dressing and all the veggies. Serve alone or over a pile of baby arugula.