Thursday, July 5, 2012

Quinoa Salad


I recently started cooking with Quinoa. It is a grain with the highest protein count of all the grains available.
The family loved this. I went to have some leftovers the next day and it was all gone.

Here is the recipe I followed for cooking it and then I added what I had available. Delish!

Quinoa Salad

Cooking the Quinoa:
Take one cup of quinoa and soak it in cold water for five minutes. Drain and rinse thoroughly through a fine mesh strainer. Put in a saucepan and add 1 1/2 cups of water and a dash of salt. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer on very low for 15 minutes. When time is up leave the lid on and let sit at least five minutes. After than fluff with a fork.

To Make the Salad
I drizzled generously with olive oil and squeezed the juice of one large lemon and added salt and pepper. I then added some barely cooked chopped green beans, some toasted cashews I had on hand, crumbled feta, diced tomatoes and chopped fresh chives from the garden. I also chopped up some fresh parsley. Mixed well and put in the fridge for a few hours.
The options are endless for this salad. Any fresh veggies you have on hand you think might taste good. Enjoy!!

26 comments:

Bonnie said...

It looks yummy and cool!

CraveCute said...

Looks so good! I am always looking for new salad recipes! Thanks!

Sharon said...

Am having a "salad" luncheon later this week.....will be adding this to the menu!!

laurie said...

sounds yummy, and so pretty

Nicole said...

I am trying to eat more grains and your salad sounds perfect for me. Today I am making tabbouli with cracked bulgar wheat and lots of veggies.

Kris said...

We love this too! Are you back from your trip? Hope you had a fantastic time!!!!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I've heard of this. But have never eaten it.
All your ingredients sound good. But... I don't know if I'll be trying it or not.
I get squeamish about foods...

glad your family likes it. My family, I just don't think would eat it.
But then again... they ate zucchini cobbler!

I'm going to pin it... and think on it. :)

Pat

Michelle said...

I pinned this. It looks so good.

Michelle said...

Hi again. I went to your pintrest account, but the salad wasn't there.

Beth said...

such great stuff... i usually use it in place of rice or pasta. it's super healthy & goes well with so many things. yummy good. (:

Andi's English Attic said...

Yes, I've recently started eating this. I only have one recipe so I shall be adding yours to my collection. Thanks. xx

Sweet Tea said...

That looks yummy and refreshing.
Have never cooked with Quinoa before but would like to.

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello Elaine,


Mmmm...this I will definitely try!
Thanks for sharing the recipe!


Gabriela

nancy said...

I've made that type of salad before too, it's great! You can make a sweet version too, with fresh fruits, spices, etc...

Linda said...

Great salad with variety. I cooked some once. It is so healthy.

Olive Cooper said...

We eat quinoa all the time and love it. Good recipe.

Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Elaine!
Oh, my mouth is watering! our quinoa recipe looks wonderful. I have a whole decanter of it in my pantry...and, now I know just what to do with it...Thanks to you!
I hope you have a great weekend, my friend!
Blessings,
Carolynn ;)

Sam I Am...... said...

That looks so cool and refreshing! Just right for summer and if you and your family like it you take that advice to the bank! Your recipes are always super! Thanks!

Cozy Little House said...

I don't think I've ever had this, Elaine! And it looks and sounds so nutritious.
Brenda

Julie said...

Thanks Elaine - I'll try this one. My niece, Allyson makes a Quinoa salad that I really like and this recipe sounds the same. J

Micupoftea~ said...

We tried this grain and it had a funny aftertaste...yours looks YUMMY...maybe we will try it again :)

Debbie said...

It looks absolutely delicious. I have been wanting to try quinoa for a while now, but I can't find it anywhere in this town.

Grits and rice...
That's apparently all they think we eat around here. LOL

Kerin said...

Oh,.. that looks good.
I need to give it a try.

Thanks for posting the recipe and instructions.

Have a great weekend!!

your friend...
Kerin

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes said...

I enjoy quinoa salad, but never thought to put green beans in it. I'll have to try that next time. Thanks for sharing your recipe and have a great weekend!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

This looks good - I need to try it.

CAS said...

I love using Quinoa & your salad looks delish!

Had to chuckle over how ya'll were dressed in the photos up there in Oregon. The Man was born and raised in Salem & I was transplanted to Oregon when I was 12. I could probably count on one hand the number of 4th of July's that were sunny & warm -- usually cold or cold & rainy or just rainy.....lol! Gotta love playing in the snow on the 4th of July! But Crater Lake is beautiful no matter what the conditions!
CAS

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