Quinoa salad

August 26, 2013

(Courtesy of Jenny Perez)

Step one
1 cup of quinoa
2 cups water
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp pink salt (Pink or Himalayan salt. You can use regular table salt as well.)
Place quinoa, salt, turmeric, and water in a 1-1/2 quart saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook until all the water is absorbed (about 15 minutes). Set aside to cool.

Step two
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 stalk minced celery
1/4 cup finely diced red onion
1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon cumin powder   
Pinch of cayenne

Place chopped veggies in a bowl.

Step 3
To make the dressing, whisk:
3 tbsp lemon juice or raw apple cider vinegar
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Pink salt and pepper to taste

Step 4
Add the cooled quinoa to the bowl of chopped vegetables. Drizzle dressing over top. Mix and serve.
Note: If you have left over quinoa mix it in dishes like omelets, salads, soups, patties.

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