Quinoa (keen' wah), have you tried it yet?
If not, you really should try it, perhaps instead of rice? All summer, we ate quinoa salad instead of pasta salad, and I thought that once the cool weather came along I would be done with it.
I'm not! It makes such a great tasting, healthy lunch. It is high in protein, and is actually gluten free. I thought I would share with you, my quinoa salad recipe. Try it and let me know what you think.
1/2 cup dried quinoa
1 cup chicken broth
Cook according to package directions. I use broth instead of water, and this eliminates the need to use any kind of dressing at all.
Once quinoa is cooked, transfer to a bowl and cool in the fridge.
Once cool, add a total of 2 cups of chopped up veggies. I like to use minced red onion, green and red peppers, cucumber and celery. If you use a bit more than 2 cups, all the better!
Add 1/3 cup of crumbled feta cheese, mix and serve. That is it! So easy and this makes a great lunch or side dish.
I also like to add a few walnuts and dried cranberries as well.
I hope you try it, and enjoy!
Thanks for stopping by!