Monday, August 30, 2010

Quinoa Salad

4 Servings

5 1/4 ounces quinoa
1 1/2 cups water
1 cucumber sliced
1/2 cup tomato chopped
2 tablespoons green onions chopped
1/2 tablespoon parsley chopped
1/2 cup mint chopped
2 tablespoons red bell peppers chopped
1 tablespoon fresh dill weed chopped
2 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt

Rinse and drain quinoa.

In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add the quinoa, reduce the heat to medium, and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and drain.

In a large bowl combine sliced cucumber, chopped tomato, chopped green onions, chopped parsley, chopped mint, chopped red bell pepper, and chopped fresh dill weed. In a small bowl, stir together lime juice, white pepper, and salt; whisk in olive oil. Add the quinoa and toss gently. Serve over the cucumber mixture.

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