Monday, August 10, 2015

Favorite Quinoa Recipes

I have been making quinoa for the last several weeks on Sunday and then taking it every day to work for lunch. I love it! It's a great healthy salad that keeps me full. I have tried a few recipes and created one myself. Here are my favorites:

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
Recipe and picture from Rock Recipes
Asian Quinoa Salad-find the recipe on This healthy salad is always a hit!
Recipe and picture from Two Peas and their Pod
Recipe and picture from Skinny Mom
Italian Quinoa Salad
1 cup quinoa
small package of salami, quartered
cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 green pepper, chopped
handful of banana peppers, chopped
half red onion, chopped
half package of fresh mozzarella cheese balls
handful of kalamata olives, chopped
fresh basil (chopped)
Italian Dressing
1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp of red wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp of Italian seasoning
Pinch of pepper
Wisk together.
Bring 1 cup of quinoa and 1 1/2 cups of water to a boil, lower heat and simmer covered for 15 minutes. Fluff with fork. Let cool. Combine with chopped ingredients and dressing. Refrigerate and enjoy!

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