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07.22.14

Quinoa & Clean Greens Salad

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By: Candice Kumai

No. 1 Quinoa fan ever, right here. You’ll almost always see it on my menus and as a favorite in all my salads. A complete protein, with a delicious nutty taste, it’s just perfect!

Quinoa & Clean Greens Salad
Serves 6

2 cups uncooked quinoa
3 1/4 cups water
6-8 radishes, thinly sliced on a mandoline
1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
2 cups mixed greens (arugula, mesclun greens)
1/2 ripe avocado, thinly sliced

1. In a medium saucepan, add 2 cups quinoa with 3 1⁄4 cups water. Cook for approximately 12 minutes, or just until the quinoa has soaked up all the water. Set aside and cool slightly.
2. Prepare vinaigrette (below).
3. Add quinoa to vinaigrette mixing bowl and toss well to coat. Add half of the radishes and all of the red onion and mixed greens. Toss well to coat with dressing.
4. To finish, add remaining radishes and the avocado. Clean Lemon Herb Vinaigrette 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce 3 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons oregano (fresh, chopped, or 1 tablespoon dried).

Clean Lemon Herb Vinaigrette 

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons oregano (fresh, chopped, or
1 tablespoon dried) 

1. In a large mixing bowl, add all vinaigrette ingredients and whisk well to combine.

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