Thursday, October 7, 2010

Quinoa Salad with Peaches

I made this salad to go with the Spicy Honey Brushed Chicken Thighs that I made a few weeks ago.  Both recipes came from a Cooking Light magazine.  I didn't even know what "quinoa" was but thought it sounded yummy so we gave it a try.  I also looked quinoa up on wikipedia -  "Quinoa has a light, fluffy texture when cooked, and its mild, slightly nutty flavor makes it an alternative to white rice or couscous."

Well there you have it!  If you ever get tired of making plain old rice give this quinoa salad a try!  It's delicious! 

1 1/2 cups water
3/4 cup quinoa
1/4 cup minced red bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped green onions
3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 Tablespoons olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp honey
1/4 tsp pepper
1 sliced peach (I sliced mine into bite sized pieces so it would be easier to eat)


Bring water to boil in a medium saucepan.  Add quinoa.  Cover, reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.  Cool quinoa slightly.  Stir in remaining ingredients.  Enjoy!


daphne said...

Quinoa's also a very nutritious superfood, packed full of protein, fiber, and all other kinds of good stuff! That salad sounds delicious!

Stefanie said...

I didn't know that! Saryn loved the quinoa plain - I'll have to make it for her more often now I know it's a superfood! The salad was very good - had a nice refreshing taste.

rachel said...

mmm...This looks yummy! Can't wait to try it! Thanks for posting!