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Quinoa Salad

Blossom Lady
Nov 13, 2020 06:49 AM
Quinoa Salad

This Quinoa Salad is made with nutritious quinoa and an abundance of fresh ingredients like cucumber, tomatoes and bell pepper. Plus it’s all finished with a delicious, bright lemon herb vinaigrette. Take bland and basic quinoa up at least 10 levels with fresh and vibrant Mediterranean ingredients in this easy quinoa salad!

Healthy recipes don’t need to be boring. In fact healthy recipes like this are actually some of my favorite. You just feel good after you eat them and when there’s this much flavor you’ll start to crave healthy dishes.

This quinoa salad makes the perfect lunch and it’s a great way to eat lots of vegetables at once and you get a fair amount of protein from the quinoa and chick peas.

It’s a cold quinoa salad so it’s deliciously refreshing too. This is one of those file in the recipe book recipes, it’s just so good!

Ingredients:

  • 3 1/2 cups leftover cooked quinoa* (chilled)
  • 1 large red bell pepper
  • 2 cups diced English cucumber
  • 1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion, rinsed under cold water in a sieve and drained
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can chick peas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley (chop somewhat fine)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (chop somewhat fine)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced (2 tsp)
  • Salt, to taste
Prep Time:
20 minutes
Cook Time:
5 minutes
Total Time:
25 minutes
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