There are a couple versions of this salad around. I have really simplified it to just the core basics. You can always add more but I like it like this. I can't call it plain and simple - it packs way too much flavor for that. But easy - yes!
Woops - yah, there should be a picture .. but you can find those other versions here, here and here. Honestly I'd rather share really good recipes than worry about getting the right pic.
I make a ton of this salad (at least double) and then just eat away at it.
Hehe, Axel doesn't like it so it's mine, all mine! Well ... I do share with friends. It's just too good to keep it a secret.
Quinoa, Cilantro & Lime Salad
1 cup quinoa, uncooked
2 medium tomatoes, diced
3 scallions, chopped finely
1/4 cup fresh cilantro (coriander), chopped
the zest and lime of 1 lime
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- Rinse quinoa thoroughly and add to a pot of salted water (some cook in bullion, again - I don't bother). Bring to a soft boil and let bubble away for about 10 minutes or until the little tails on the seed loosen up.
- Drain thoroughly and at this point I allow it to cool down.
- In the meantime, chop the tomatoes, scallions and cilantro.
- Whisk the dressing together and then toss it all in a bowl with the cooled quinoa.
- Refrigerate and enjoy!