Posted at: 02/25/2013 11:04 AM
Quinoa can be your canvas. This dish works wonderfully as a light dinner, side dish or even as an appetizer. Use it in place of rice or potatoes. Quinoa is a whole grain and a complete protein- a rare combination. A serving of quinoa can provide 24 grams of protein.
Be creative! Don’t have avocados in the house, but have some leftover string beans? Cut them up and put them in. Don’t like cashews? Walnuts are great. So are sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds. How about some dill instead or in addition to the parsley or fresh mint? It’s really fun to let your imagination run wild in the kitchen.
Makes 8 cups
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, let sit and marinate for 15 minutes. Adjust salt and pepper to your liking before serving.