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)
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