Vegetable and quinoa salad is a healthy and nutritious dish that is easy to prepare. Here’s a recipe with instructions to make it:
- 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
- 2 cups water or vegetable broth
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 cups mixed vegetables (such as cherry tomatoes, cucumber, bell peppers, red onion, etc.), chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs (such as parsley, basil, or mint)
- Optional toppings: crumbled feta cheese, sliced avocado, roasted nuts or seeds
- In a medium saucepan, bring the water or vegetable broth to a boil. Add the quinoa and reduce the heat to low. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the quinoa is tender and the liquid is absorbed.
- Fluff the quinoa with a fork and let it cool to room temperature.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper.
- In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, mixed vegetables, and chopped herbs.
- Drizzle the dressing over the quinoa and vegetables and toss to coat.
- Serve the vegetable and quinoa salad chilled or at room temperature, topped with optional toppings if desired.
Enjoy your healthy and delicious vegetable and quinoa salad!