As promised, an easy recipe for the super food we discussed (well, I babbled about it, you probably just read and maybe googled a little?)
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1 1/2 cup homemade vegetable broth or water
- 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
- lettuce, chopped
- 1 carrot
- 1/2 can chickpeas
- 1 tablespoon pine nuts
- 1 tomato, diced
- 1 onion, diced
1- In a medium pot, cover quinoa in water or vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a slow simmer, cover, and allow to cook about 15 minutes, or until quinoa is cooked and most of the liquid has been absorbed.
2- On a separate small pan, lightly roast the pine nuts (no added oil!)
3- In a large bowl, combine all ingredients (without the quinoa at first). Then add cooked quinoa, olive oil,lemon juice and salt, tossing gently to combine well.
4- Chill for at least one hour before serving, preferably longer, to allow flavors to mingle.
Honestly, you can never go wrong with just pure lemon and olive oil. I like this salad with quite A LOT of lemon so I tend to go for about 1/2 cup lemon juice with a tablespoon olive oil and just a pinch of salt (but you might find this too zesty for you so maybe go down to 1/4 cup lemon)
another more exotic sauce option would be:
- 1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
- 1 garlic, minced
Servings and Calories:
Makes 5 big servings easily