Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Quinoa Salad

I love quinoa. Its delicious and healthy. You can add anything to quinoa based on what you like. In this recipe, I used mushrooms, carrots, and advocado just because it is what I had in my refrigerator. (Avocado by the way is amazing in this!) I also love to put corn, sweet potato, or black beans when I have it. Kale or spinach would be awesome as well. Feel free to experiment with it and add your favorite ingredients.
  • 2-3 cups cooked quinoa (directions to cook quinoa below!)
  • 4 sliced mushrooms
  • 12 sliced baby carrots
  • 1/2 avocado cubed 
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • To cook quinoa: 
    • Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a sauce pan.
    • Add 1 cup quinoa, bring back to a boil, cover, and cover for about 12 minutes or until quinoa has absorbed all the water.
    • Remove from heat, fluff, and let stand for about 15 minutes.
    • This will make about 4 cups.
  • Add olive oil to a sauce pan. 
  • Add mushrooms and carrots until tender.
  • Mix cooked mushrooms, carrots, and cubed avocado with quinoa and serve!
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