Sunday Salad

Sunday, August 15, 2010 |
We are in Maine so I've "programmed" Sunday Salads this week. I've already shared with you how challenged I am in this area so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this will appear on the desired date and time :)

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Quinoa Salad

1 cup quinoa ~red, white or a combo {I get mine at Trader Joe's}
2 cups water
1tsp kosher salt

2tbls lemon or lime zest
2tbls fresh lemon or lime juice
1 tsp cayenne pepper
3tbls olive oil

1/4 cup sundried tomatoes, thin slices
1/4 baby radishes
2 small english cucumbers, diced
1/3 cup kalamata olives, quartered
1 can black beans
1/4 cup diced red onion
2tbls fresh thyme {I have lemon thyme in the herb garden}
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
 
Baby greens ~ if desired
 
Bring the water and salt to a rolling boil. Add the quinoa and cook for 15 ~17 minutes on medium low heat. Remove from heat and let cool.
 
Whisk together the zest, juice,pepper and olive oil to make dressing. Set aside
 
Combine the vegetables and herbs. Once the quinoa is cooled add to the mixture. Pour the dressing on and carefully mix. Place on top of greens if desired.
 
* Depending on the meal, I placed the quinoa on a bed of greens or serve it as a side dish.



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Happy Sunday!

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11 comments:

Suburban Princess said...

I love quinoa! And it is so good for us!
Thanks for the recipe! Hope you are having a great time :O)

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

oh this looks great, thank you for sharing it with us. I enjoyed my visit to your blog. Wishing you happiness, Katherine

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jo,

This salad looks good but do you know what we do not have quinoa here, have never heard of it before.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Henley on the Horn said...

You are so healthy! I learned about quinoa at Canyon Ranch!

Melissa Miller said...

I have never had quinoa before Jo. It really looks delish. Thanks for the recipe and kind visit today.

Blessings, ~Melissa :)

3 Peanuts said...

LOoks delish! I am a bIg fan of quinoa!

bevy said...

Have fun in Maine!!!

julie said...

hope you are having fun! i guess i need to go find me some quinoa! never heard of it before!

midnight macaroons said...

Wow, what a fabulous salad! I'm eager try this recipe. I adore your blog name. Have a super week.

Quinn said...

I love anything with kalamata olives. This sounds delish!

Genuine Lustre said...

Oh PLEASE keep posting these beautiful salad photos. They help me over the "what's for dinner" hump.

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