Quinoa Salad


Quinoa Salad 

My quinoa salad is always a hit when I bring it to a get together. It goes great with anything, is yummy and healthy too!

Ingredients

3 cups of quinoa

Juice of 2 limes

1 cup of corn off the cob (you can buy canned but freshly cute off the cob is always better)

1 cup chopped cucumber

1 cup chopped bell pepper (I like the yellow ones)

1 can chick peas

2 hass avocados

1 chopped tomato (I buy what’s in season)

1 palmful of chopped cilantro

1 cup of halved grapes

3 chopped spring onions

1/4 cup of your favorite flavored vinegar or dressing

3 tablespoons of chilli lime seasoning (If you can’t find it, mix in 1 tablespoon of chilli powder and zest a lime)

Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions

In a large saucepan bring 6 cups of water to a rolling boil, add a dash of salt.

Wash the quinoa in cool water and drain.

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Add the 3 cups of washed quinoa to the salted water. Lower heat to low and cover. Cook for 15 minutes string occasionally.

Strain the quinoa and place in a bowl. Refrigerate.

In a separate bowl, combine the remainder of the ingredients.

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Add the quinoa to the other ingredients when it is completely cool. Mix thoroughly.

If I am serving this the next day, I put all of the chopped ingredients into separate Tupperware and combine when ready to serve. Chop the avocado right before serving to avoid it going brown.

Hope you enjoy!

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Until next time.

Leanne

Leanne is a first time mom to Charlotte and figuring things out as she grows. She has temporarily put her career as a teacher on hold to be a stay at home mom. Follow her for entertaining blog posts on the good, bad and ugly truths of being a mom. She covers topics from pregnancy to having that sweet little baby in your arms.
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Leanne is a first time mom to Charlotte and figuring things out as she grows. She has temporarily put her career as a teacher on hold to be a stay at home mom. Follow her for entertaining blog posts on the good, bad and ugly truths of being a mom. She covers topics from pregnancy to having that sweet little baby in your arms.

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