Friday, October 14, 2011

Quinoa Salad - Take Two

I’m about to tell you a big secret: Are you ready for it? I’m not sure I should tell you so early on in the game, but what the heck – you’ll figure it out pretty soon anyway….

Here it is….You cannot screw up a Quinoa Salad Recipe! There. You have it.

I professed my love of Quinoa in the first quinoa post…it’s such a great grain to cook with. And really – there are so many derivations and little things you can do to change it up.

Below is one of my own creations. If you have a good dressing, you can throw in what you have (more or less) on hand.  

Sun-Tom Pesto Quinoa

Dressing:
2 tbsp sundried tomato pesto
2 cloves garlic
Big handful of roughly chopped basil
1 tbsp honey
¼ cup grapeseed oil
¼ cup white wine vinegar
salt and pepper

Salad:
1 and ½ cups cooked red quinoa (cooled)
bunch of steamed green beans (they still had a good crunch)
one diced red pepper
orange (for color) grape tomatoes cut in half
¾ cup feta cheese (sundried and basil flavored)
torn basil

Toss ingredients all together and serve!


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