Thursday, March 31, 2011

Red Quinoa and Avocado Salad

I think Quinoa is such an amazing grain.  The health benefits are ridiculous including the fact that it is jam packed with Calcium!!! Here is a recipe using Red Quinoa, but you can substitute with regular Quinoa just fine.

1 Cup Red Quinoa, measured and then rinsed
2 Cups Water
1/2 Red Onion
2 Avocados, cut into chunks
1 Roma Tomato, diced
1 Cut Tatsoi or Spinach, finely chopped
1 Lemon, juiced
1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2 Tablespoon Parsley, finely chopped
3 Tablespoons Cilantro, finely chopped
Salt and Pepper to taste

How to Cook Quinoa:
Always pre-measure the Quinoa first. Rinse thoroughly.  Add Quinoa and water with a pinch of salt and bring to a boil. Cover, lower heat to medium and cook for about 15 minutes.  Once most of the water is absorbed turn heat off and let it sit for at least 15 minutes. Let it cool down before using in this recipe.
Once cooked it opens up and looks like this.




Tatsoi or Spinach ...

Parsley, Cilantro, Lemon Juice, Olive Oil, Dijon Mustard, Salt and Pepper.

Add the cooked and cooled Quinoa and mix well. Serve cold or at room temperature.

How can you not love this!

1 comment:

  1. looks delicious!!!! I never try quinoa before but I will...


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