Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Lemon Garlic Quinoa Salad

Courtesy of "Feeding the Whole Family" by Cynthia Lair

With lots of protein and other nutrients, this delicious salad is a sure energy booster!

1 c dry quinoa
8 c water
Pinch of sea salt
1/2 c carrots, chopped
1/3 c parsley, minced
1/4 c sunflower seeds

2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 c freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 TB olive oil
2 TB tamari (or soy sauce)

Rinse quinoa with warm water and drain through a fine strainer. Place quinoa in a 3 quart pan and dry roast on a low heat for about 5 minutes. Stir constantly until it smells nutty. Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Add salt and quinoa. Boil for 10 minutes. Drain quinoa through a large strainer (like pasta).

Prepare dressing and place in a large bowl. Add carrots, seed, and parsley. Add cooked quinoa and toss well. Serve at room temperature or chilled.


FoodyGuru (Srimathi) said...

Very nice salad.I am always looking out for something to do with quinoa.Thanks Julie.I will try this one.

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