A Food Post: Quinoa Salad

Today I was in a bit of a hurry for a potluck with some friends. On my walk home, I thought about the ingredients I had. I knew that I had lots of quinoa, some scraps of veggies, and some salad dressing that I had made the other day. I put them together and made a super awesome salad, I have to admit. Here is how I did it:

2 cups of cooked quinoa (2 cups quinoa, 3 cups water – bring to boil then to min for about 15 minutes)
red, yellow, and orange peppers (half) diced
2 grated carrots
2-3 stalks of celery
2 medium tomatoes
1 can of rinsed chickpeas (~1.5 cups of cooked chickpeas)

Salad dressing:
.5 cup of olive oil
.25cup of balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp of soy sauce, tamari, or Braggs
1 Tbsp lemon juice
3 cloves garlic (or more if you want)
shake it up in a jar (I have a jar that I use only for making salad dressing) and pour over all the ingredients

To cool the quinoa quickly, put the pot that the quinoa is in into cold water in the sink. Let it sit while you cut up the veggies. Mix it all together. In total, it takes about 20 minutes to make. Also, it tastes freaking awesome and stores well!

Qunioa Salad



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