Last night I was looking for a side dish for my dinner. It was quite a challenge since I haven’t gone shopping for groceries since I went on vacation a week and a half ago. I am out of everything. I managed to scrape enough stuff together to make this salad.
This salad is bet eaten the day it is made. It does not keep very well. The salad could be made with any vinaigrette and mix of vegetables.
Simple Quinoa Salad
½ cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed and drained
2 TBS walnuts, chopped and toasted
1 TBS green onions, minced
1 TBS dried cranberries
2 TBS red wine vinegar
2 TBS olive oil
1 cup water
Bring one cup of water to a boil; add quinoa. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes. Drain any remaining water. Let cool to room temperature. After the quinoa is cooled, place it in a bowl. Add walnuts, green onions and dried cranberries Mix well. Add the red wine vinegar and olive oil to taste. Season with salt and pepper.
Adapted From I Don’t Remember Where