Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad
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Recipe for Quinoa Salad, a healthy whole grain salad made with quinoa, the mother grain, plus mushrooms, onion, green beans, olive oil and herbs.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa, white or red
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup shitake mushrooms, quartered
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup green bean pieces
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons wine vinegar

Directions

  1. Makes 4 Cups, Serves 6-8
  2. 1. Place the quinoa in a large bowl; fill with cool water, then drain. Repeat 4 more times or until the water no longer looks soapy.
  3. 2. In a 2-quart saucepan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and onions; cook, stirring, until the mushrooms are cooked, about 4 minutes.
  4. 3. Add the stock and the water; bring to a boil. Stir in the quinoa and oregano; return to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes. Add green beans, cover, and cook 5 minutes longer.
  5. 4. Remove from heat; stir in the salt and pepper. Let cool. 5. Add the oil, lemon juice, and vinegar. Toss.
  6. Variation: Add 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil when you stir in the salt.