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Quinoa Salad w/ Lemon Vinaigrette

Ingredients

Quinoa:
  • 1 cup quinoa

  • 1 bouillon cube

  • 1 cucumber

  • 1 red onion

  • 2 bell peppers

  • 2 tomatoes

  • 2 zucchinis

  • 1 15oz can of chickpeas

  • 1 cup of water

Vinaigrette
  • 3.5 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1 garlic clove minced

  • 1/2 tsp maple syrup or honey

  • 1/8 tbsp salt

  • 1 tsp black pepper

  • 2 tsp dijon mustard


Quinoa Steps

  1. Add quinoa to a saucepan, cover it with 1 cup of water, and add bouillon cube. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low

  2. Cover the sauce pan with a lid and led it simmer until water is absorbed (about 15 minutes) then let it cool

  3. Meanwhile, chop veggies into smaller pieces

  4. Add cooled quinoa, veggies and chickpeas to a bowl; drizzle vinaigrette

Vinaigrette Steps

  1. Add lemon juice, mustard, garlic, maple syrup, salt, and pepper (optional; add chopped chives)

  2. Slowly add in olive oil and keep whisking until dressing is emulsified. for a creamier dressing, blend the mixture with an immersion blender until creamy and add up to 1/2 tbsp of water

  3. Taste the vinaigrette and adjust to taste; pour over quinoa salad and enjoy



Recipe adapted from elavegan.com 

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