My first quinoa recipe. It's a pricy little grain, but that super power greatness packed into those little pearls, it gets me every time.
I'm starting off with a simple salad recipe. Quinoa is pretty versatile, eat it cold or eat it hot.
So, if you're new to quinoa and want to get that super power grainy greatness into your life, here's a great place to start.
Simple Quinoa Salad
Total time: 15 minutes + sitting time to let it do it's flavour thing
2 cups vegetable broth
1 cup quinoa
about a cup or so of halved grape tomatoes
about a cup or so of chopped cucumber
Handful of chopped, pitted black olives
Other fresh veggies of choice!
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp vinegar
squeeze of 1 lemon
1 tbsp maple syrup
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
sea salt/pepper to taste
What to do:
1) Cook quinoa. Bring vegetable broth to a boil. Add quinoa. Reduce heat to simmer, cover, and let sit for about 12 minutes, until quinoa is done. Fluff with fork. Remove from heat.
2) Add cooked quinoa, tomatoes, cucumber, olives, and any other veggies you'd like to a large salad bowl.
3) Whisk together rest of ingredients in a small bowl or shake together in a mason jar. Pour over salad and stir to evenly combine.
4) Gets better with time, so let it sit for about 30 minutes if you can before serving. Enjoy!