Quinoa Rainbow Salad

On Thursday night we had some friends over. I had a bunch of produce on hand that I needed to use soon so that it wouldn't go bad, so I decided to throw it all into a salad with Quinoa. The result was this beautiful rainbow salad that I just couldn’t resist taking a picture of and sharing. Hope you all enjoy it as much as I did. Recipe:

  • Eggplant (I had roasted this a few days before and let it marinate in olive oil, but I think next time I would just sauté it and through it in the salad)
  • Zucchini, cut in chunks and sautéed
  • Green Pepper, cut in chunks and sautéed
  • Red Pepper, cut in chunks and left raw
  • Tomatoes (I used baby tomatoes and cut them in quarters)
  • Carrots (I used a peeler to cut them into small slices)
  • About a cup and a half of Quinoa (I soaked it in about a cup and a half of water and a tablespoon or two of whey over night. Then I cooked it in additional water until soft – you could also just follow the instructions on the package)
  • Radishes (thinly sliced)
  • Fresh Basil (coarsely chopped)
  • Dressing (I made a quick dressing by mixing a bit of olive oil and white wine vinegar with some mustard, salt and Herbes De Provence – you could use any dressing that you like though)

Mix everything together and enjoy! This makes a great summer time dish. You could also add any other veggies you want, leave them raw or cook them however you desire.

Rejoicing in the journey - Bethany Stedman

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