Quinoa me sexy time!!

Sexy Mint and Cranberry Quinoa Salad

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  • Aug 18 2013

  • Posted by: Candice

Wow, with all the fuss of me brainwashing you to eat quinoa and no recipe? I shall deliver. For more flavor  when cooking quinoa, add part chicken stock instead of water. Even apple juice or orange juice can add a vibrant pop of flavor to those tasty little seeds.

Sexy Mint and Cranberry Quinoa Salad

4 Cups cooked quinoa, approximately 2 cups uncooked. Follow directions on box or for every cup of quinoa boil with 1 ½ cups water

1 teaspoon sea salt

3 T olive oil

3 T Balsamic vinegar

¼ C feta cheese  ** Adds great flavor and seasoning with its creamy salty texture, you can definitely try Chevre (goats milk cheese, if you’re lactose intolerant) or

¼ C fresh mint leaves ** Excellent cooling herb to have on hand for great salads and refreshing summer teas!

½ red onion, thinly sliced

½ bunch radish, thinly sliced

1/2 C dried cranberries, optional (but so so deelish and sexy)

Directions

1-    In a large mixing or serving bowl, add in the 4 cups cooked quinoa. Fluff with a fork, add in the oil and balsamic vinegar, sea salt.

2-    Finish with the feta cheese crumbles, mint leaves, red onion and radish. Toss well and season to taste!

Super Easy 5 minute meal! You can add any protein any vegetable any cheese or herb you would like. This meal works great for any side dish for fabu dinner party, date night or packed up for lunch the next day at work


  • KB

    Hey! This sounds GORGEOUS. Just to clear up, do you mean cloves, or bulbs of garlic? The bulb being the whole thing, the clove being the little individual bit of it. I can’t believe two large cloves are going to be enough to flavour so much potato!

    • CandiceKumai

      KB nice catch! sometimes my days are so so crazed I dont have time to revise!! Ok so its one whole head of roasted garlic… Oh my will correct in the recipe too!! Write to me and let me know how deeelish it tis! xxxo

  • KB

    Hey! This sounds GORGEOUS. Just to clear up, do you mean cloves, or bulbs of garlic? The bulb being the whole thing, the clove being the little individual bit of it. I can’t believe two large cloves are going to be enough to flavour so much potato!

    • CandiceKumai

      KB nice catch! sometimes my days are so so crazed I dont have time to revise!! Ok so its one whole head of roasted garlic… Oh my will correct in the recipe too!! Write to me and let me know how deeelish it tis! xxxo

  • Conrad

    u00a0Going to try this tonight. Don’t need 12 potatoes worth, but I’m pretty good with math.u00a0nnBut my question is… the garnish on the potatoes looks like basil.u00a0nIs it? If not, can you please tell me what it is?u00a0nThank you,Conrad

    • Candice Kumai

      Conrad, it tis indeed basil! However you can absolutely use sage, basil, or even thyme if you prefer. Enjoy!!!! :) Let me know how thet come out! xxcku00a0

  • Conrad

     Going to try this tonight. Don’t need 12 potatoes worth, but I’m pretty good with math. 

    But my question is… the garnish on the potatoes looks like basil. 
    Is it? If not, can you please tell me what it is? 
    Thank you,Conrad

    • Candice Kumai

      Conrad, it tis indeed basil! However you can absolutely use sage, basil, or even thyme if you prefer. Enjoy!!!! :) Let me know how thet come out! xxck 

  • Conrad

    My son and I loved these “Smashing Mashers”… My wife, not so much, but what else is new. I wonder if I hadn’t forgotten to add the garnish (basil) if that would have made a difference.u00a0nnWill definitely make this recipe again.u00a0nThanks Candice.u00a0

  • Conrad

    My son and I loved these “Smashing Mashers”… My wife, not so much, but what else is new. I wonder if I hadn’t forgotten to add the garnish (basil) if that would have made a difference. 

    Will definitely make this recipe again. 
    Thanks Candice.