Foodie Friday!

Happy Friday!  I can’t start this post without mentioning what occurred in Dallas last night.  My heart just aches for the families who lost their loved ones.  I pray that our world will be more peaceful.  Let’s all spread love, not hate.  

So last week at the lake, my mother-in-law made this delicious veggie quinoa salad.  I will have to post the original recipe when I get it from her, but I couldn’t wait to get home to make my own version!

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Veggie Quinoa Salad 

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups steamed green beans

1 1/2 cups fresh (or canned) corn 

3 cups cooked quinoa 

1/2 cup fresh flat leaf parsley 

1/2 cup sliced almonds 

Dressing

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 

1 teaspoon of honey 

1 tablespoon spicy mustard 

1 teaspoon salt 

1/2 teaspoon pepper 

Start by steaming fresh green beans (you could use canned, but I prefer fresh) and chop into bite-sized pieces.  Cut fresh corn off the cob (I like it raw, but you could steam it) and add to bowl. 

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Next, mix up all ingredients for the dressing.   

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Add cooked quinoa (cook in water/broth according to package directions) and sliced almonds (I buy them pre-sliced) to the bowl with veggies.  Chop fresh parsley.  

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Toss quinoa and veggies in the dressing.  Then add the fresh parsley.  

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Mix it all up!  Add extra salt/pepper if needed.  This salad is perfect by itself or as a side dish.  It will keep for a few days in the fridge.  It just gets better as the dressing marinates! Enjoy!!

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I hope you all have a wonderful, healthy, and fun weekend!  

Questions:

  1. Any fun plans for the weekend?
  2. Have you tried a new recipe lately?  What was it?
  3. Do you have a favorite quinoa recipe?  (I am always looking for new ones!)

5 thoughts on “Foodie Friday!

  1. That quinoa salad sounds so good! I love black bean quinoa salads. Also love sweet potato and quinoa cakes ( I got them premade from whole foods)! I want to try quinoa burgers sometime. 🙂

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  2. Yum! That looks really good! I recently found a quinoa pizza crust recipe on SimplyQuinoa blog and im dying to try it!

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