October 07, 2012

quinoa jardiniere


My Mom made an amazing quinoa salad yesterday and I'm sharing it with you because you have to try it.  It's got great flavour, great crunch, and best of all it's super-healthy because it's made with quinoa and is chock-full for veggies like zucchini, carrots and avocado.  Oh, and I almost forgot, it's fast and easy to make.


Here's the recipe!

Quinoa Jardiniere
(my Mom's recipe)

Ingredients:
1/2 cup dry quinoa
1 medium zucchini, julienne cut
1 medium carrot, julienne cut
4 green onions, chopped
1 cup of cilantro, chopped
1 avocado, chopped
olive oil
apple cider vinegar
salt & pepper to taste

Directions:
Cook quinoa in 1 cup of water until it is cooked and there is no water left, about 15-20 minutes.  Fluff up the quinoa with a fork, then add the vegetables and olive oil and vinegar dressing.  Season with salt and pepper. Toss well.

Enjoy!