Will you be entertaining this weekend? Heading to a BBQ, picnic or out to tail-gate for fireworks? Take along this fantastic, make-ahead, healthy dish! It’s super easy, incredibly delish and packed with nutrition. It tastes great a little warm just after it’s made, but is even better at room temperature after it has had the ch
ance to meld for a few hours. Think your family and friends will balk? Just try it! And if you’re stuck eating the whole batch over the course of a week, well how bad could that be for you?
Quinoa Salad with Lemon and Herbs
- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 cups water
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup frozen edemame, thawed
- 1/2 red pepper, diced
- 1 can chick peas, drained and rinsed
- 1/2 cup roasted peanuts
- Juice and zest of one lemon
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh pineapple sage (or sub parsley if you don’t have pineapple sage)
- salt and pepper to taste
Cook the quinoa in the water with a pinch of salt until done, about 20 minutes, then leave covered while you prep the rest. Toss all ingredients together and serve or refrigerate for 2 hours or up to overnight.
Super easy, right? And did I mention that it’s beautiful too?
What’s your go-to easy dish for entertaining or taking to BBQ?