Friday, June 19, 2020

Red and White Quinoa Salad with Broccoli Rabe, Mushrooms, and a Basil Lemon Vinaigrette

IMG_0531Quinoa is ane of my favorite foods.

It is a seed that is super salubrious too packed amongst poly’sec gluten-gratis likewise.

Quinoa is 1 of my go-to ingredients, peculiarly inwards the summer. I brand a bunch of varieties of quinoa salads alongside a bunch of unlike mix-ins. I normally brand apparently quinoa, too then I wilt inward spinach or mixed greens, as well as and so I mix in peppers, cucumbers, avocado, black beans or chickpeas, too drizzle it amongst olive crude oil, lemon or lime juice, and sea salt. SO GOOD together with fresh. It is cracking eaten hot or cold, equally a side, or a main dish because of all of the poly peptide it contains.

I didn’t use two different colors of quinoa for any specific reason, I but thought the colors were pretty. Also, if you haven’t had broccoli rabe before, it is really bitter, too sort of an acquired gustatory modality. I personally LOVE it, just if you don’t, this tin can be made alongside regular broccoli, or sauteéd spinach would be awesome in this too.

Serves 2-3

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook fourth dimension: 25 minutes

two c water.

ane/two c. ruddy quinoa

ane/ii c. regular quinoa

4 T. olive petroleum or avocado crude

large bunch of broccoli rabe, coarsely chopped, nigh 6-7 cups

iii cloves garlic, chopped

pinch of crimson pepper flakes

four cups cremini mushrooms, sliced

i T. fresh thyme leaves

i/iv c. chopped fresh basil

zest and juice of ane lemon

2 T. apple tree cider vinegar

one/iv c. olive petroleum

salt in addition to pepper

Begin by making quinoa. Bring H2O to boil inward a saucepan too add quinoa. Reduce heat to medium low in addition to cover, and cook for nearly 20 minutes. Don’t take away hat!

In the meantime, heat 2 T petroleum inward a large skillet over medium/high heat, as well as saute garlic too blood-red pepper flakes for 30 seconds to one infinitesimal. Then, add together broccoli rabe and season alongside common salt together with pepper, too saute for half dozen-vii minutes, or until tender. Set aside. Next, oestrus some other ii T. of fossil oil in same pan over medium/high, and saute mushrooms for 5-half dozen minutes or until gold around the edges. Season amongst salt in addition to pepper as well as fresh thyme.

Next, make the vinaigrette. Combine chopped basil, lemon juice too zest, as well as apple tree cider vinegar inward modest bowl. Whisk inward olive rock oil until combined, as well as season alongside common salt in addition to pepper to gustatory modality.

Add veggies to quinoa, together with drizzle vinaigrette over the mixture. Toss to combine, as well as serve! Garnish with an extra mash of lemon juice or chopped herbs if desired. Enjoy!