Red Quinoa Salad
I've been researching this crazy super food, Quinoa, lately and I'm determined to incorporate it into our life. It's not only high in protein, it's a complete protein. What does that mean? A complete protein supplies all nine essential amino acids. It's got a whole bunch of other good things but the real question is, can we make it taste good? Because if it doesn't taste good no one will eat it.
I bought some Red Quinoa and dove in. It only takes about 20 minutes total to cook. I made it with vegetable broth instead of water. Once it was done cooking, I put it in a bowl and added......
Cherry tomatoes, halved.
Toasted pine nuts.
Lots of garlic.
A couple tablespoons of olive oil.
Freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Fresh Basil and Italian Parsley from my herb garden.
A little salt.
Here's the truth. Hubby walked in, looked at my Red Quinoa Salad and in a horrified voice asked, "What is this? It looks like something from the planet Zolderfron."
"Don't eat it yet! I have to add the herbs."
"Oooo I'm holding myself back."
"It's a super food. Tons of protein and extra goodness."
Once I finished the salad, Hubby (Mr. Snoopy Pants), walked back in and tried a bite.....then another.......then another. He won't admit it, but he liked it.
I'm going to add a little goat cheese to it for lunch.