Quinoa and Sun-Dried Tomato Salad


Quinoa and Sun-Dried Tomato Salad
Recipe Type: Salads
Cuisine: Mediterranean diet
Author: Sanaa
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Serves: 4
Very healthy and delicious salad or stuffing for great vegan wrap.
  • 1 cup red quinoa
  • 1 cup white quinoa
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 3 baby cucumber, diced
  • 1 daikon radish, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup sun-dried tomato
  • 1 cup kalamata olives
  • 1 cup chopped fresh oregano
  • zest of one lemon
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • dash red pepper flakes
  • salt to taste
  1. Soak the sun-dried tomatoes in a 2 cups of hot water.
  2. Place the quinoa in a pot. Add 4 1/2 cup water and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down and cook until the water is absorbed . Remove from the heat and allow the quinoa to rest.
  3. Remove the sun-dried tomato from the water, squeeze the excess water and chop.
  4. Dice the kalamata olives and place in salad bowl. Add the sun-dried tomatoes, the scallions, the carrots, the cucumbers, the dikon and the oregano.
  5. Whisk the lemon juice, the olive oil, the lemon zest, the red pepper and salt. Drizzle the dressing over the vegetables and toss well.
  6. Add the cooked quinoa to the vegetables and toss gently. Taste the salad, adjust the seasoning. Allow the salad to cool. Serve and enjoy.