QUINOA SALAD WITH CUCUMBER AND ROASTED RED PEPPERS

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Susan Din

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@spatdi

This salad is cool, tangy and healthy! The perfect accompaniment to grilled chicken or fish. It's customizable-use the veggies you like! Always start with your cooked cooled quinoa and add a zesty vinaigrette, then load up the veggies!
Some ideas are tomato,roasted red pepper,cucumber,blanched green beans,broccoli florets, edamame,jalapeno,grilled corn,avocado.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

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Serves:
4
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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  • 1 c
    white quinoa
  • 1 1/2 c
    chicken broth(for vegetarian, use vegetable broth)
  • 3 clove
    garlic
  • 1 large
    cucumber
  • 3 Tbsp
    diced red onion
  • 1/2 large
    roasted red pepper
  • 1/4 c
    cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp
    light avave syrup
  • 2 tsp
    dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp
    kosher salt
  • few grinds
    fresh cracked black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil

How to Make QUINOA SALAD WITH CUCUMBER AND ROASTED RED PEPPERS

Step-by-Step

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. MAKE THE VINAIGRETTE:

    Use a clean small jar with lid to shake, or a small bowl with a whisk.
    Add dijon mustard, vinegar, agave, oil, salt and pepper.
    Shake or whisk to combine.
  4. Pour vinaigrette over the veggies and allow to marinate 15-30 minutes.
    Then add the the quinoa, stirring to combine.
    Chill thoroughly before serving.

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About QUINOA SALAD WITH CUCUMBER AND ROASTED RED PEPPERS

Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy




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