Garden Vegetable Quinoa Salad


Garden Vegetable Quinoa Salad


This is a versatile recipe – feel free to add or substitute any raw diced vegetables.

Ingredients
1     cup quinoa, rinsed
½     cup sliced green onions
¼     cup pitted & chopped black olives
1     cup diced cucumber
1     cup diced red or orange bell pepper

celery 1-2 stalks

fresh corn (in winter you will have to use frozen)
assorted greens of any kind, arugula is good as well

~     Dressing:
3     Tbsp. vinegar
2     Tbsp. olive oil
¼     tsp. salt
¼     tsp. black pepper
¼     cup chopped fresh basil

1. Bring quinoa to a boil in 2 cups of water, then cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Fluff with a fork and let cool.
2. Combine onion, olives, cucumber, and bell pepper, salad greens, celery,  with quinoa in a medium bowl.
3. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, and basil. Taste and correct to your liking.
4. Pour dressing over quinoa & vegetables, and stir to coat.

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