Saturday, April 18, 2009

Quinoa Salad Wrap

The next time you whip up some quinoa throw a bit extra into the pot. This high-protein seed has a delicious nutty flavor and light texture and can be used in soups, breakfast cereals, frittatas or in this case a delicious creamy salad that can be wrapped up in nori (above), scooped into lettuce cups or piled high on your favorite whole grain bread.


1 cup quinoa (RINSED WELL and drained)
2 cups purified water

8-10 Tbs organic greek style yogurt
3 Tbs lemon juice
3 Tbs olive oil
3 Tbs parsley, chopped fine
1 Tbs green onion, chopped fine
1/4 cup sweet red or yellow bell pepper, small dice
cayenne pepper, to taste
salt and pepper, to taste


Place 1 cup RINSED AND DRAINED quinoa and 2 cups water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer, cover and cook until all water is absorbed (10-15 minutes). Fluff with fork and allow to cool.

Mix the remaining ingredients in a small bowl. When the quinoa has reached room temperature add the yogurt dressing, mixing thoroughly until well combined. Wrap it up in nori or scoop it into lettuce cups. Garnish with red or yellow pepper and parsley and serve. Yum!

Other Delicious Additions:
~ Diced Apple and Curry Powder
~ Fresh Sweet Peas and Oregano
~ Toasted Pine Nuts and Dill

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