COLOURFUL QUINOA SALAD
2 cups water 1 cup quinoa, rinsed 2 cups fresh baby spinach, thinly sliced 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved 1 medium cucumber, seeded and chopped 1 medium sweet orange pepper, chopped 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, chopped 2 green onions, chopped
DRESSING: 3 tbsp lime juice 2 tbsp olive oil 4 tsp honey 1 tbsp grated lime peel 2 tsp minced fresh ginger root 1/4 tsp salt
Prep Time: 30 minutes + cooling Yields: 8 servings
1. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add quinoa. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 12-15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and fluff with a fork. Transfer to a large bow, let cool completely. 2. Stir spinach, tomatoes, cucumber, peppers and green onions into quinoa. In a small bowl, whisk dressing ingredients until blended. Drizzle over quinoa mixture, tossing to coat. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION Amount Per Serving: ( 3/ 4 cup): 143 calories, 5 g fat, 0 cholesterol, 88 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 3 g fibre, 4 g protein.