Colourful Quinoa Salad
I love, love, love this quinoa salad recipe! Use quinoa for a healthy source of complete protein.
I adapted this recipe from a couscous salad recipe. My mother in law got it from a friend of hers who is an excellent cook and gardener. Couscous doesn't offer much in the way of nutrient value, so I use quinoa. I made a few other little changes as noted below........it's so yummy.
1 cup of quinoa or couscous cooked according to package and cooled
1/4 cup raisins or dried cranberries - I like cranberries
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley - I use cilantro instead
3 green onions
1 diced tomato
1 small zucchini
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 finely diced red bell pepper
Sometimes I add really small pieces of broccoli too
Dressing - whisk together:
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice - fresh is best but I use bottled too
2 cloves minced garlic
1 tsp salt - I don't add this or maybe half a tsp instead
3/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp turmeric - I use 1 tsp of curry and don't add cumin or turmeric
1/4 tsp hot sauce - I don't bother with this either.
Stir together all the salad ingredients, pour on the dressing, mix it up, and enjoy.
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