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Vegetable & Quinoa Salad w/ Herb & Olive Oil Dressing

Vegetable & Quinoa Salad w/ Herb & Olive Oil Dressing

This healthy, super filling, and tasty quinoa salad is highly addictive! From the crunch of the fresh bell peppers, cucumbers, and red onions to the mouth-watering homemade dressing - it'll have you hooked in a jiffy!
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Ingredients
  

  • Quinoa
  • 1 cup Uncooked Quinoa comes in different varieties any will do i.e. white/golden, red, or black
  • 2 cups Water
  • ¼ tsp Salt or to taste
  • Herb & Olive Oil Dressing
  • 6 tbsp Olive Oil
  • tsp Honey
  • 4 tsp Lemon Juice
  • ¼ tsp Parsley
  • ¼ tsp Basil
  • ¼ tsp Oregano
  • ¼ tsp Garlic Powder
  • Herb & Vegetable Quinoa Salad
  • 1 cup Cooked Quinoa
  • ½ medium Green Bell Pepper finely diced
  • ½ medium Red Bell Pepper finely diced
  • ½ small Red Onion Pepper finely diced
  • ½ medium Cucumber finely diced
  • Handful of Cherry Tomatoes halved

Instructions
 

  • Quinoa
  • Rinse quinoa well, and drain.
  • To a medium pot, add rinsed quinoa, salt and warm water - bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Once water has been absorbed, remove from heat, cover and let stand.
  • Fluff & allow to cool before moving adding dressing.
  • Herb & Olive Oil Dressing
  • In a small bowl, whisk all ingredients together except olive oil. Gradually whisk in the olive oil 1 tablespoon at a time until well combined and an emulsion occurs. Taste and adjust quantities as desired.
  • Allow to sit for 15 to 30min to allow flavours to infuse.
  • Store in the refrigerator; bring to room temperature and stir before serving.
  • Herb & Vegetable Quinoa Salad
  • Prepare vegetables, and dice finely - set aside.
  • Add quinoa to a large serving bowl.
  • Add vegetables to the bowl.
  • Gradually drizzle dressing, and stir until well incorporated.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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