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Using the super food quinoa, (KEEN wah ) this recipe is open to many personalized variations. The vegetables can be changed according to what you have on hand and also according to your personal tastes. The dressing recipe I used is also given below.
1.5 cups quinoa rinsed well
3 cups water or broth
.5 cup Basic Salad Dressing ( see recipe below )
one orange, red or yellow pepper, diced fine
1/2 of a cucumber, diced fine (@1/2 cup)
1/2 cup finely diced red onion
5 green onions with 5 inches of tops, chopped fine
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
1 Tbsp dried dill weed
After rinsing the quinoa, add the broth or water to it and bring it to a boil in the pot. Reduce and simmer for @ 15 minutes, as in making rice, until the water is absorbed. keep the pot covered. Place the quinoa in a large bowl to cool slightly and then add the 1/2 cup of salad dressing and the remaining ingredients. Add more dressing or seasonings to taste. Change the vegetables for different varieties of flavor.
Approximately 10-12 servings
Dressing1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
Shake together and refrigerate. Shake before using.
1/2 teaspoon Mrs. Dash Original spice seasoning