Garden Vegetable Quinoa Salad
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
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.