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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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

Directions Step-By-Step

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