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Delicious Quinoa Salad

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Delicious Quinoa Salad


Submitted by Rachel Henderson, Holland, MI

Servings4

Ingredients

  • 1 cups water
  • 3 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 ears fresh corn, cut from the cob 
  • 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 cucumber, seeded and diced
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons Fustini's Garlic olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Fustini's 18 Year Traditional balsamic

Hint

This dish may be made ahead and refrigerated until serving time.


Directions

Step 1. 

Place water, cumin, salt, cayenne and tomato paste in a pot.  Stir in sesaonings.  Add quinoa, but do not stir.  Bring mixture to a boil, then lower heat, cover and simmer 20-25 minutes or until water is absorbed.  Allow to cool 10 minutes, undisturbed.


Step 2. 

In a large bowl, combine corn, tomatoes, onion, bell pepper, cucumber, cilantro and cooled quinoa.  Drizzle with Garlic olive oil and 18 Year balsamic.  Toss well and serve. 




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