Oooo we love Quinoa salad, and eat a lot of it in our house. i usually make enough with the intentions to have left overs for lunch the next couple of days. So this is one recipe I definitely want to share with you. We usually just use a bunch of fresh organic veggies, but if you wish to add meat, go for it!
1 cup organic quinoa ( I used super grains this time. A mix of white quinoa, red quinoa, millet and buckwheat)
1 organic yellow pepper
1 organic orange pepper
1 pint of organic grape or cherry tomatoes
1 handful of cilantro
2 cups of black beans
2 organic carrots
1 organic seedless cucumber
Rinse 1 cup of quinoa and cook according to instructions. Usually, bring to boil with 2 cups of water and let simmer for 15-20 mins, then let rest off heat for 5 mins. Dump into a bowl to cool.
While quinoa is cooling, chop all veggies. I suggest to dice them smaller, similar in size,
Dump veggies and black beans into bowl with quinoa.
This next step you can play with to see what best suits your taste. The Dressing! I personally like to keep it simple but you can add whatever you like.
1/4 cup organic olive oil
1/4 cup organic red wine vinegar
1 lemon or lime squeezed
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp cumin
salt and pepper to taste
Whisk or emulsify with a blender
Pour over salad and mix
Serve warm or chill and serve as a cold salad. Keeps well in the fridge.