Um. So you should definitely make this. Probably for a Memorial Day picnic.
Why? Because all your friends and family are probably wishing someone would make something healthy instead of the typical mayo laden salads. So why don’t you be that someone?
- 1 cup dry quinoa
- 2 cups water
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 5 scallions, diced
- 1/2 English cucumber, diced
- 10 cherry tomatoes, diced
- 1/2 cup shredded carrots
- 1 yellow pepper, diced
Place quinoa and water in a small pot and bring to a boil for 2 minutes. Set to simmer for 10 – 12 minutes or until quinoa is fluffy. Let cool.
Combine cooled quinoa, vegetables, lemon juice, and olive oil. Toss. Salt if desired.
*Note: I topped some with a sprinkle of feta cheese – perfection!
Hope you have a great Memorial Day weekend!!