Monday, February 28, 2011

Quinoa Salad

Quinoa is hailed as a miracle grain for being one of the few non-meat foods providing all the essential amino acids (eight of them) that our bodies need to repair themselves. In addition it's a good source of fiber and protein while being low in calories. If you try to eat it on it's own, you won't be impressed. It takes a good recipe to get this to taste like something you'd actually want to eat!
Quinoa Salad
1 cup cooked Quinoa (cooks like rice, use 1/2 cup dry to get @ 1 cup cooked; I cook mine in my rice cooker)
Let cool... then toss together with;
  • 1 oz dried cranberries
  • 1 oz pecans or walnuts
  • Chopped green onions
  • A splash of white wine vinegar
  • 2 t olive oil
This recipe makes about two servings at 7 PointPlus each. Will keep in fridge for a few days.