Italian Style Quinoa Salad

This salad can be serve cold or warm, and children love it! It’s super important to rinse the quinoa before cooking. Then cook it in water or broth, not forgetting the bay leaf.

 

 

Italian Style Quinoa Salad
Serves: 2-3
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup white or red quinoa
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or butter
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 English cucumber, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 2 stalks of celery, diced
  • ½ cup corn
  • 1 avocado
  • chopped parsley, to taste
Vinaigrette
  • ½ cup olive or canola oil
  • 2 tbsp lime or lemon juice
  • 2 tsp lime zest tea
  • 2 tsp sugar
Instructions
  1. Rinse the quinoa well under cold water In a saucepan until it’s clear. Heat the olive oil over medium heat, then coat the quinoa with the oil.
  2. Add broth and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer covered—about 15 to 20 minutes for white quinoa and about 20 to 25 minutes for red.
  4. Let stand under cover for 10 minutes. Using a fork, detach the grains. Let cool.
  5. Mix the quinoa and the other ingredients in a large bowl. Mix the ingredients of the vinaigrette in a small bowl, and then pour over the quinoa salad. Mix gently.

 

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