quinoa salad

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By Carol White
from Fort Lauderdale, FL

Salads are not just for summer but for all year round. They can be crisp and light, stimulating and spicy, or substantial and satisfying. Imagine tempting appetizers, complementary accompaniments, refreshing palate cleansers, or filling main course, and don’t forget that fruit salads make delicious desserts. How about mixing fruits and veggies together which also makes wonderful salads. So get creative with making salads with endless possibilities. In addition to make salads, continue to keep clean eating by making your only salad dressings too.

serves 6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For quinoa salad

  • 2 c
    cooked quinoa ( follow package directions)
  • 1/4 c
    extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 c
    fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon zest
  • 1/2 c
    diced red onions
  • 2 Tbsp
    apple cider vinegar (organic/raw unfiltered)
  • 1/2 c
    yellow or red bell peppers diced
  • 1 md
    english cucumber, peeled, and diced
  • 1 md
    tomato (diced) no seeds or pulp
  • 1/2 c
    pitted, slice kalamata olives
  • 1/4 c
    finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 c
    fresh mint leaves chopped finely
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
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How To Make quinoa salad

  • 1
    Follow package directions for cooking quinoa. Then set aside to let cool.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and gently blend well. Covered and let marinate in the refrigerator for about an 30 minutes or longer. Then serve with other veggies.
  • 3
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  • 4
    Apple Cider Vinegar - is a helpful health tonic that has shown promise in helping diabetes, cancer, heart health, high cholesterol, and weight loss, and for years people have used apple cider vinegar as a folk remedy to lower fever and aid indigestion. Reach for apple cider vinegar to cure everything from the hiccups to common cold symptoms.
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