Quinoa Salad

Can you tell I like quinoa?  I use it a lot. Yes it has carbs but it is healthier than rice and has protein (Cous-Cous is also good too BTW). You can play around with different vegetables, cheese, beans, etc. This particular salad has feta, chickpeas, kale, pears, apples, red bell peppers and green bell peppers.   Then I threw lemon and lime juice over it and  some vinaigrette top of the salad. This is one of my favorites.

 


Quinoa Salad

Cook time: about 35 mins

Ingredients 

  • 1 Apple
  • 1 Pear
  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 1 can of Chickpeas (15 ounces)
  •  Kale
  • 1/2 Red Bell pepper
  • 1/2 Green Bell pepper
  • Lemon juice
  • Lime juice
  • Vinaigrette

 

 

Directions

  1. Boil two cups of water. Once that has boiled, add the quinoa and reduce heat to about a 2 and cover with a lid. It usually takes about 20 mins to finish cooking.
  2. While the quinoa is cooking chop up the veggies you are adding (in my case the bell peppers, kale, apple, and pears). Don’t forget to rinse the chickpeas if you are adding them. Add the veggies to a large mixing bowl.
  3. Next add the quinoa and stir. Add the lemon and lime juice and stir again. Then you’ll drizzle  vinaigrette over and mix it up one more time.

 

Recipe cred: Me

Photo cred: me also.

 

Happy Eating my friends!

 

PS: ELF is will be on tonight on ABC Family 😀  ONE OF MY FAVORITES

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