Quinoa SaladSubmitted by: CHERRIBABE
IntroductionA delicious cold quinoa salad with corn, cucumber and cranberries (and more!)
if you like Tabbouli, you may enjoy this!! A delicious cold quinoa salad with corn, cucumber and cranberries (and more!)
if you like Tabbouli, you may enjoy this!!
1 can of corn, drained (I use one with no salt added)
3/4 cup of freshly chopped parsley
3/4 cup of dried cranberries and pomegranates (I use a blend from Trader Joe's but you could use any dried berries)
2 roma tomatoes finely chopped (or more, I just used what I have)
5 persian cucumbers, chopped (or regular english cucumber would be fine)
8 servings of cooked quinoa (1 serving = 1/4 cup uncooked)
4 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 Avocado, chopped
Salt, pepper and fresh mint to taste
2. In a bowl, add the corn, chopped parsley, avocado, cranberries, tomatoes and cucumbers. Add other veggies that you enjoy.
Personally, I'm not an onion fan, but if you enjoy it, I'd definitely recommend some chopped red onion as well.
3. Pour lemon juice and olive oil to mixture and add salt and pepper to season. I prefer to use as little salt as possible to keep the sodium down (but others might find it a little bland without). Also, add fresh chopped mint or dried mint to season.
4. Once the cooked quinoa is cooked, allow to cool.
5. Mix dressed salad with quinoa and chill in fridge before serving.
Enjoy as a side, with a whole wheat pita or on it's own!
(I might try it with chopped mango next time, although this might be too sweet with the cranberry/pomegranate).
** Photo to come soon!!
Number of Servings: 8
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CHERRIBABE.