One of my favourite ways to eat quinoa is cold in a salad. This is a recently discovered favourite after having a lunch with my friend Kathleen Hatley (MyClutterCoach.ca) at the Italian Deli on Dewdney Trunk Road in Maple Ridge. (It used to be Crumbs Bakery).
After tasting their delicious Quinoa Salad I decided to give it a try too — I hadn’t been a big quinoa fan before that — I am now!
cooked quinoa (cook like you do rice with just a little less water so that it it doesn’t become too soft – a rice cooker works)
assorted raw veggies diced/cut up, for instance:
- green onions
- and anything else you’d like 🙂
apple, chopped up, or raisins/craisins (optional)
cilantro, basil, parsley or ??, finely chopped
your favourite dressing
any other seasonings you’d like to include
- Mix it all together and enjoy! Great for weekday lunch or as a side dish for dinner.