Summer Quinoa Medley

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Difficulty: moderate
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Zucchini Quinoa Medely

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup quinoa (prepare as directed)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Summer squash, cubed
  • Peas, rough chopped
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced scallions
  • ¼ cup fresh chopped basil
  • 2 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into small chunks
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

Directions:

  1. Prepare quinoa as directed (I like to use a chicken or vegetable stock instead of water for added flavor). After its done cooking, rinse in cool water and chill in refrigerator
  2. Meanwhile, toast almonds
  3. Chop squash, peas, scallions, mozzarella and basil. Set asid
  4. To prepare dressing, whisk together vinegar, olive oil, minced garlic
  5. Mix everything together. Chill before serving, or if you’re too hungry, just eat it
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