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.
Your site is wonderful Leslie.I dropped by to say hello but completely lost track of time reading and admiring your posts.This quinoa salad looks really good.
This recipe is just great. I’ve been looking for new ways to use up my quinoa. Thanks!