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Old 07-07-2014, 07:33 PM   #1
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My favorite Quinoa salad!! YUM..

When I make a quinoa salad I love to add as much fresh veggies as I can, but my favorite recipe is the following.

I cook my organic GM free quinoa for 15 minutes, then I let it cool down and I start mixing the veggies. While I cook my quinoa, I flash stir fry some garlic (to taste), peas and some julienne carrots with some celery, I slice a mix of sweet onion and spring onions (1 1/2 cup). Once everything is cooked, I add some fresh tomatoes, either cherry tomatoes or bigger ones sliced, then I add some avocado and make my dressing.

Dressing:

2TB olive oil
2TB balsamic vinegar
1TB Honey
1TB Dijon Mustard

Mix it all together and then add fresh herbs: parsley and basil to taste... enjoy!!!

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Old 07-07-2014, 08:10 PM   #2
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Now that sounds delicious. I've not been very happy with other recipes for quinoa salad but the combo of cooked and raw veggies has real promise along with your dressing. Thanks for the recipe and welcome to Discuss Cooking.
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Old 07-07-2014, 09:43 PM   #3
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Thanks for your praise.

As for the recipe I must add that if someone wants to make it vegetarian, boiled eggs and cheese in chunks can be added, sadly for me I must miss the eggs, yuck allergies.

Enjoy!
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Old 07-08-2014, 03:41 AM   #4
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I like to make this with quinoa and eat it at room temperature, add fresh blanched peas from the garden, some wilted Swiss Chard or kale.

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This does sound very good. Thanks for posting it. I have printed it and will give it a try.
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Old 07-08-2014, 06:59 AM   #6
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Great idea with Kale or Swiss chard
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Old 07-08-2014, 06:53 PM   #7
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Great idea with Kale or Swiss chard
It's more of a necessity--Kale and Swiss Chard get added to almost everything when the plants are going wild. I haven't had great success freezing it, except in Pesto.
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Old 07-08-2014, 07:26 PM   #8
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then it is a great plan, love the fresh stuff.
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Old 07-10-2014, 02:16 AM   #9
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Sounds good, deb. And welcome! I love quinoa....this is one of my fave quinoa salads. Just made it yesterday - I adapt it a bit though and add more veggies according to what I've got.

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I'll be having a go with these. I bought some quinoa a while back but the packet said to boil it for 45 minutes. It was not nice and I haven't tried it since.
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My favorite Quinoa salad!! YUM.. When I make a quinoa salad I love to add as much fresh veggies as I can, but my favorite recipe is the following. I cook my organic GM free quinoa for 15 minutes, then I let it cool down and I start mixing the veggies. While I cook my quinoa, I flash stir fry some garlic (to taste), peas and some julienne carrots with some celery, I slice a mix of sweet onion and spring onions (1 1/2 cup). Once everything is cooked, I add some fresh tomatoes, either cherry tomatoes or bigger ones sliced, then I add some avocado and make my dressing. Dressing: 2TB olive oil 2TB balsamic vinegar 1TB Honey 1TB Dijon Mustard Mix it all together and then add fresh herbs: parsley and basil to taste... enjoy!!! 3 stars 1 reviews
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