A patient recently shared a fabulous recipe for a quinoa salad with me that she found in The Toronto Star.
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
- 1 cup pomegranate seeds
- 1 cup cucumber, cut into ¼” dices & drained
- ½ cup green bell pepper, cut into ¼” dices
- ½ cup green onions, chopped including the green parts
- ¾ cup almond slices
- ¾ cup parsley, finely chopped
- ½ cup cilantro, finely chopped
- ¼ cup mint leaves, finely chopped
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- ¼ cup olive oil, extra-virgin
- 1 tsp sea salt
- to taste freshly ground pepper
Makes approximately 6 cups
- Bring water to a boil on high heat. Stir in the quinoa and return it to a boil. Then turn the heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the water is absorbed and the quinoa is tender by chewy. Remove the cover, fluff and cool to room temperature.
- Put 2 cups of quinoa in a large bowl. Reserve the remainder for another salad or a side dish.
- Add pomegranate, cucumber, green pepper, green onions, almonds, parsley, cilantro and mint. Toss gently.
- Whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper in a large measuring cup, and then pour it over the quinoa mixture. Toss gently to combine.
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