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Quinoa Salad

June 15th, 2011

At lunch yesterday, my friend Crystal served this quinoa salad. I loved it and asked for the recipe.  She directed me to the Faithful Provisions recipe.  I made it today and am really enjoying it. I know a lot of people aren’t sure what to do with quinoa but want to try it because it is such a nutritional powerhouse when compared to other grains. This is a great way to try it.

A few notes because you know I never stick to a recipe.  I used olive oil instead of vegetable oil.  I used only 1 Tbl of sesame oil.  I like sesame oil but thought 2 Tbl might be overpowering.  I used 4 green onions because I love the combo of green onions and craisins in salads.  I didn’t have any cilantro (stupid stuff won’t grow for me – it lives for a week and then all goes to seed) so I used fresh basil instead.  And I cooked my quinoa according to the package directions (including rinsing it) which was much shorter than the recipe’s direction so check your quinoa for cooking time.  Finally, mine might look a little different because I had a little bit of a box of red quinoa left over so I used some red and some white.  Make this.  It is a great lunch time thing to have in the frig.

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4 Responses to “Quinoa Salad”

  1. Kim Says:

    We LOVE Quinoa in our house. It’s really good served with tofu and stir fry veggies.

  2. Jill Says:

    I’ve never tried quinoa but I might have to try this recipe. Of course, there will be plenty for me, because I know Jenna won’t touch it!

  3. sara Says:

    Thanks for sharing. I have been on the hunt for good quinoa recipes since my breastfed baby doesn’t like me eating gluten, dairy, soy, eggs or corn!

  4. Kim Says:

    I made this tonight for a Father’s Day dinner at my friend’s house. It was HUGE hit. I plan on making it again for a 4th of July party. Thanks for sharing!!!


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