Sunday, January 9, 2011

Quinoa Salad

My sister requested I make her a Tabouli Salad for her to bring to school for lunch tomorrow. Unfortunately we did not have the correct ingredients. Luckily though we had things to make something similar though nicely different.

Other than the Quinoa (which can be a pain to make) this is relatively easy to prepare and actually very healthy because Quinoa is a complete protein and everything else is from scratch and unprocessed.


- dressing: 1 lemon juice (and zest'd), tbsp honey, splash of olive oil, pinch of cayenne pepper, dried parsley, 2 garlic cloves minced, crushed chilli flakes, salt and pepper
- quinoa (soaked, cooked, drained, fluffed, cooled)
- baby spinach, chopped
- carrots, chopped
- cherry tomatoes, sliced
- cucumber (peeled, cored, sliced)
- green onion, chopped
- white onion, chopped
- fresh mint leaves, chiffonade'd (my new cooking term of the week)
- dry parsley

Turned out very good, took about 30 minutes to make, including quinoa cook time.

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