Quinoa Salad
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Yield: 4 cups quinoa
 
Ingredients
For Quinoa
  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cup quinoa
  • 3 cup water or chicken stock
  • ½ teaspoon salt, kosher
  • 1 bay leaf or a sprig of fresh thyme
For Quinoa Salad
  • 4 cups Red Quinoa, cooked
  • 1 15 oz can white beans
  • **You can also use garbanzo, red, or black beans
  • 2 medium tomatoes, ripe, cut in thin wedges
  • 1 avocado, ripe, cut in ½ inch dice
  • ½ cucumber sliced
  • 1 bunch scallions, sliced thin
  • ⅓ cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh mint, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons vinegar, sherry
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
Method
For Quinoa
  1. Heat the olive oil in a small 1 quart pot.
  2. Add the quinoa and sauté for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the water or chicken stock, salt and bay leaf or thyme.
  4. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to low. Cook covered for 20 minutes, fluff with a fork.
For Quinoa Salad
  1. Combine the above ingredients in a large bowl, toss well.
  2. Serve cold or room temperature.
Recipe by Salty Fig at http://www.saltyfig.com/2016/08/quinoa-salad/