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I never thought I could be one of those people who likes quinoa! But this recipe proved me wrong. I think it's the garlic that really creates the flavor in this recipe. Overall, this is very healthy, filling, and the herbs leave your breath fresh and clean despite the garlic! I've halved the oil from the original amount called for. We like it better this way. Hope you enjoy
"So quick and easy to whip up for a mom on the go. I needed to bring something to a brunch and this was PERFECT! It was very popular too, several people asked me for the recipe! Spot on flavors with just the right zing to make it sing, thank you for sharing! A+ "- MauraSpeckt
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Bring quinoa, salt, and water to boil over high heat
Cover and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes, until quinoa is tender
Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes
Fluff with fork
While quinoa is cooking, chop garlic fine, or crush.
Whisk together lemon juice and garlic.
Gradually add olive oil, continuing to whisk
Add a little salt and pepper
Set aside until the quinoa has a little time to cool
Add the dressing to the quinoa and mix well
Chop cucumber, tomatoes, herbs, and scallions
Toss together with quinoa
Serve immediately or after chilling in refrigerator
I've added more lemon juice and less oil than the recipe originally called for. Adjust according to your taste! I prefer using a garlic crusher to chopping the garlic. The garlic mixes better into the salad when it's a bit more pulverized.
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MauraSpeckt 1 month agoSo quick and easy to whip up for a mom on the go. I needed to bring something to a brunch and this was PERFECT! It was very popular too, several people asked me for the recipe! Spot on flavors with just the right zing to make it sing, thank you for sharing! A+
thekitchenninja 7 months agocan't handle all that chopping, used my magic bullet instead :D
Sugarbows 7 months agoSo delicious, so healthy. Lots of chopping, but totally worth it. I bring it to work for lunch, keeping the dressing separate until time to eat :)
ElenaWV1 9 months agoI sprinkled some feta on top, yum! This was my first experience with quinoa and it won't be my last. Great recipe!
rachelsavoian 1 year agoThis is healthy and Delicious! Definitely destined to become part of our regular meal plan!