Zesty Quinoa Salad
 
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Serves: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup uncooked red quinoa
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup diced green pepper
  • 1 cup diced yellow pepper
  • ¼ cup diced red pepper
  • ¼ cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped kale (or spinach)
  • ⅛ cup fresh basil (cut into thin strips)
  • Lemon Herb Dressing
  • ¾ cup canola oil
  • 2 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp italian seasoning
Instructions
  1. Dressing:
  2. Put all ingredients into a small bowl.
  3. Whisk together until thoroughly combined
  4. Set aside
  5. Rinse quinoa thoroughly before cooking.
  6. Chop kale or spinach
  7. Cut basil leaves into thin strips.
  8. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add raw quinoa. Cook at a low boil for 15 minutes. Rinse cooked quinoa with cool water; drain.
  9. Pour cold quinoa into large mixing bowl. Mix in carrots, peppers, tomatoes, kale & basil.
  10. Add dressing to quinoa mixture.
  11. Store in refrigerator for 1 hour before serving.
  12. Top with sunflower seeds & chives (optional)
Nutrition Information
Calories: 312 Fat: 22 Carbohydrates: 27 Sugar: 13 Sodium: 276 Protein: 3
Recipe by Rootopia at http://rootopia.com/zesty-quinoa-salad/