Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Quinoa Salad for One

Sometimes it’s hard to get motivated to cook for just one, but this quinoa salad is so simple you can chop the veggies while the quinoa cooks (in 15 min or less). The vegetables I chose are the ones I happen to have on hand, but use whatever you have, just cut everything about the same size. If you’re out of limes, simply use a lemon or balsamic vinegar in its place. A fun addition here would be some flavored oil to complement the citrus juice or vinegar. This salad is loaded with fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals… making it a great one dish meal.






What You Need:



1 serving quinoa (1/4 cup dry), cooked
¼ cup baby carrots, sliced
¼ cup green onion, sliced
¼ cup yellow pepper, diced
¼ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
½ cup raw baby spinach, chopped
1 tsp honey
Juice of ½ a lime
1/8 tsp kosher salt
1/8 freshly cracked black pepper



What To Do:

Combine all ingredients and enjoy.



Serves 1


Bon App├ętit!
Mary

5 comments:

Melissa @ For the Love of Health said...

I am always a huge fan of recipes for one and quinoa happens to be my favorite grain! That looks great!

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

It's mine also! I'm working on a quinoa mac n cheeze this week ;) Hoping it turns out!

Simply Life said...

Yum! That looks so fresh and delicious!

Ellen@FirednFabulous said...

That looks so pretty and fresh! Just the kind of meal I need in this RIDICULOUS heat!!!

Ellen@FirednFabulous said...

That looks so pretty and fresh! Just the kind of meal I need in this RIDICULOUS heat!!!