This is a great idea for lunch or a side for dinner. Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-WAH) is a seed that comes from the Andes mountains in South America. Quinoa is stocked with life sustaining nutrients including eight essential amino acids and is considered to be a Superfood.
I just think it tastes good!
This recipe is for two people.
- 2 cups vegetable/chicken broth or water
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1/2 green apple
- 1/4 chopped cranberries
- 2 sliced green onions/scallions
- 3 tbsp grated zucchini
- 1 tbsp sliced red onion
- 1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds
- 2 tbsp cider vinegar
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 lime juiced
- 1/2 crushed garlic clove
- salt and pepper
* if you double this recipe it is perfect for four or makes lots for leftovers. If you double the recipe you will use a full carton of broth (instead of half) and a full lime juiced and a full clove of garlic.
Step 1: add quinoa to boiling broth. I have used a mixed quinoa (different colours) however, most quinoa you find in any grocery store is just the blonde colour. Cook for 20 minutes (drain if necessary) and cool.
Step 2: assemble ingredients. I have chopped the onions, scallions,cranberries and sliced the apples and grated the zucchini.
Step 3: add ingredients to cooled quinoa.
Step 4: in a small container mix dressing: cider vinegar, olive oil, lime juice, crushed garlic salt and pepper.
Step 5: Toss and serve. Keeps very well for the next day.