Sunday, July 6, 2014

Tomato Basil Quinoa Salad

A perfect salad for warm weather days! 
Tomato Basil Quinoa Salad 
Made yesterday using our own Basil and Spinach... can't wait until our tomatoes are ready! All other ingredients were organic, with the exception of the olive oil. 

Tomato Basil Quinoa Salad 

2 cups prepared quinoa
1 can navy or white beans, drained and rinsed
3 1/2 - 4 cups diced tomatoes (we used organic cherry tomatoes sliced in half)
cups spinach, roughly chopped  
cups basil, finely chopped  

2 tbs Balsamic Vinegar (we used apple cider as we were out of Balsamic)
1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
zest of one small lemon
1 tsp minced garlic
pepper to taste

1. In a small bowl, whisk dressing ingredients together and set aside.  

2. In a another medium bowl, mix quinoa, beans, tomatoes, spinach and basil together.  Drizzle dressing over the top and toss to coat evenly.  
3. If desired, serve with fresh grated Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top. 

Note: This recipe was adapted from The Diva Dish

1 comment:

Jenny said...

I've never eaten quinoa? Why? I dont know. This looks delicious. I'll try it when I return to Texas and eat only salads. Looks yummy. xo Jenny

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