Awesome Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad

Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 1/2 cup red onions sliced and quartered
  • 1/4 cup chopped  fresh basil leaves
  • 1/3  cup sliced Kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil
  • 1 can white kidney beans or garbanzo beans
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes halved
  • 4 cups spinach leaves

Vinaigrette ingredients:

  • 4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp freshly pressed lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2  minced garlic cloves

Instructions:

  1. Bring the water and quinoa to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low.  Let simmer for 20 minutes.  Let sit covered while the quinoa cools.
  2. Mix salad ingredients except for spinach in a large bowl.
  3. Add cooled quinoa.
  4. Prepare the vinaigrette and whisk until thickened a bit.
  5. Add to salad ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  6. Serve on a bed of spinach leaves.

Enjoy!

 

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