Quinoa Salad Recipe

Quinoa is a wonderful, versatile grain that’s easy to cook, high in protein and a great addition to any meal.  This salad was created in a moment of inspiration while desperately looking in my cupboards and refrigerator for  something to cook for dinner!  Make it early so the flavors have a chance to meld together.

1 cup Quinoa
1/2 each Red bell pepper chopped
1/2 each Yellow bell pepper chopped
1/2 cup Cilantro chopped
1 cup Carrot chopped
1 each Avocado chopped
1/2 cucumber chopped

1/4 cup Lime juice
1 tablespoon Salt
1/2 each Jalapeno peppers minced
2 tablespoon Garlic minced
1 teaspoon sugar

Bring the quinoa to boil in 2 cups water. Reduce to simmer. Cook approximately 20 minutes until tender. Set aside to cool.

Prepare the dressing:

Chop vegetables very finely.
Combine all and serve.