Hearty Veggie Quinoa Salad
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6
This vegan/vegetarian quinoa salad can be used as a side dish or as its own meal.
  • 2 cups Quinoa
  • 1-pint container of organic cherry tomatoes
  • 1 pepper (orange, yellow or green)
  • ½ cup of fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup of garbanzo beans
  • *1/2 tsp. Himalayan sea salt (to taste)
  • *3 tbsps. lemon juice (I prefer fresh)
  • *1 tbsp. crushed red pepper (to taste)
  1. Add quinoa to boiling water for 10-minutes (typically 1.5 cups of water to 1 cup of quinoa)
  2. Chop cherry tomatoes in half (if they are too big)
  3. Cut pepper into small pieces
  4. Pour garbanzo beans in a bowl with tomatoes and pepper
  5. Once quinoa is ready, let it cool for 10-minutes, then add to bowl of ingredients and stir
  6. Add cilantro
  7. *Optional ingredients - season to taste
*These are all optional, but add zest to the salad. Add lemon, Himalayan sea salt and crushed red pepper to your liking. (For non-Vegan eaters, ½ cup of feta cheese can be added, too.)
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