Monday, May 21, 2012

Meatless Monday: Lemon Mint Quinoa Salad


1 cup quinoa, rinsed & cooked by directions
3 green onions, sliced with tough ends removed
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed in a garlic press
1 tablespoon fresh-squeezed lemon juice
3 tablespoons fresh mint leaves, chopped
Salt and lemon-pepper, to taste
¼ cup almonds, chopped


1. After quinoa has finished cooking, remove from heat and cool on a cookie sheet.
2. Place the cooked and cooled quinoa, green onions, olive oil, garlic and lemon juice together in a large bowl. Stir until combined. Season with mint, salt and lemon-pepper. Mix well.
3. Top the salad with the chopped almonds. Serve chilled or at room temperature.