QUINOA SALAD WITH CUCUMBER AND ROASTED RED PEPPERS
Some ideas are tomato,roasted red pepper,cucumber,blanched green beans,broccoli florets, edamame,jalapeno,grilled corn,avocado.
1 cwhite quinoa
1 1/2 cchicken broth(for vegetarian, use vegetable broth)
3 Tbspdiced red onion
1/2 largeroasted red pepper
1/4 ccider vinegar
2 tsplight avave syrup
2 tspdijon mustard
1/4 tspkosher salt
few grindsfresh cracked black pepper
2 Tbspolive oil
How to Make QUINOA SALAD WITH CUCUMBER AND ROASTED RED PEPPERS
- COOK QUINOA:
Place quinoa in a fine mesh strainer, and rinse thoroughly under cool running water for 1 full minute.
Place in a small pan along with the broth, and crushed or halved (width wise) garlic cloves.
Bring to a boil, turn down to low and cover tightly and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove lid and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
Turn out into a bowl, allowing to cool. Stir through the quinoa, and remove the garlic.
- While the quinoa steams,
PREPARE THE VEGETABLES:
Cut the cucumber lengthwise in half and use a spoon to remove the seeds.
Cut into 1/4's lengthwise and then cut into thin strips.
Cut onions into 1/4" dice.
Cut roasted red pepper into 1/4" dice.
Place all the veg in a bowl large enough to hold the salad.