A mild grain that provides a good alternative to rice or couscous, quinoa has been a staple of the South American Andean diet for the last 6,000 years. Below is a hearty, healthy, and tasty quinoa salad.
Winter Quinoa Salad ingredients
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1/4 cup wlanuts
- 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- zest and juice of one lemon
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 2 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 chopped apple
- 1/4 cup chopped kalamata olives
Winter Quinoa Salad instructions
Rinse quinoa, then place in a pan over medium heat to dry toast, stirring frequently. Add to 8 cups boiling water and cook for 10 minutes. Drain quinoa over a fine sieve. While quinoa is cooking, chop nuts and dry toast in pan. Combine oil, lemon, salt, pepper, parsley, and garlic and mix until well combined. Mix nuts, dressing, apple and olives into cooked quinoa and serve.