Friday, May 13, 2011

Red Quinoa Salad

Ok, I totally posted this 2 days ago and then blogger was shut down for a full day, and then it deleted my post. Really irritated. :) Oh well...My friend Amy introduced me to Red Quinoa last summer and I thought it was pretty strange looking, but I usually like odd things, so I gave it a try and I loved it!!! Thanks Amy! My 4 year old wouldn't touch it cause he thought it looked scary, so he ate a bagel and feta cheese instead :) but Andy and I loved it!! Quinoa is a complete protein so this is a good meatless meal, it is also full of fiber! We eat it as a meal, but it would work as a side salad as well. We were really craving some yummy freshness, and something that wasn't super heavy. It is too hot out to eat heavy food! Hope you enjoy the recipe! (before blogger deleted the post, Andy commented on it and said it was addicting, and he voted it for meal of the week. I love my hubby!) :)


1 Box Vegetable Broth
2 C Red Quinoa
3 Medium Tomatoes diced
1 Large cucumber cut into quartered slices
1/2 Red Onion finely chopped
1 Lime Juiced
1 Lemon Juiced
1/2 Tsp Cumin
1 Tsp salt
Pepper to taste
2 Cloves Crushed Garlic
1 Avocado Diced
Feta Cheese to top each bowl

Bring Quinoa in broth to a boil then cover and cut back to a simmer for 20 minutes. While it cooks, cut up all veggies and mix with juices and spices. When Quinoa is fully cooked, mix all together and serve topped with feta cheese. Super good hot or cold!

1 comment:

  1. So good and addicting! I'm nominating this one for Dish of the Week!