Quinoa Salad Recipe
If you are looking for a unique recipe, try this Quinoa Salad. This is a very easy vegan dish.
Yield: Serves 4
- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup (about 160 g) grape tomatoes, halved
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 cup (about 20 g) washed baby spinach
- 2 scallions (about 3/4 cup), washed and sliced
- 1/2 cup carrot, diced
- 4-5 tablespoons lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- salt & black pepper to taste
In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add quinoa and give it a quick stir. Cover the saucepan, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15-16 minutes, or until the quinoa is tender and the water has been absorbed. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes. Then fluff with a fork. Allow it to cool to room temperature.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, pepper and salt. Set the dressing aside.
In a large bowl, combine grape tomatoes, carrots, scallions and spinach. Stir in quinoa. Pour the dressing over the quinoa mixture and toss. Taste and adjust seasonings. Serve at room temperature.
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