Balsamic Quinoa Salad

Deni Elwood

By
@deni2020

Made this up when I was trying to think of things to make when my Vegan daughter was coming to visit. Very tasty and healthy! A hit with my daughter and husband!


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Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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Serves:
8
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

3 c
quinoa, cooked
1 c
cucumber
1 c
grape tomatoes
2/3 c
spring onions
1 c
craisons (dried cranberries)
2/3 c
calamata olives
1/2 c
balsamic vinegar (i used tangerine balsamic)
2 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
1/2 c
toasted slivered or sliced almonds
2 dash(es)
lemon juice

Step-By-Step

1Cook the Quinoa and then put in refrigerator to cool
2Remove seeds from cucumbers, peel and dice them
3Cut grape tomatoes in half
4Cut Calamata olives into thirds (make sure you bought pitted olives)
5Mix olive oil, balsamic vinegar (I used tangerine balsamic) and lemon juice with a whisk
6Combine all ingredients and stir in vinegar mixture until completely coating all the quinoa. Salt and pepper to taste.
7Chill and serve with toasted almonds as a garnish

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Mediterranean
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Collection: Fresh Finds
Hashtags: #Vegan, #quinoa