Quick Quinoa Salad

Super easy and healthy quinoa salad with onions, red bell peppers, garlic and basil. Good and good for you!

Photo by Carolanne B.
Adapted from penzeys.com
Brightly colored whole grain quinoa salad.

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

25

minutes

SERVINGS

8

servings

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

25

minutes

SERVINGS

8

servings

Adapted from penzeys.com

Ingredients

  • 1

    cup quinoa, rinsed and drained

  • 2

    cups chicken or vegetable broth

  • 2

    tablespoons olive oil

  • 1

    medium onion, peeled and finely diced

  • 1

    small red bell pepper, finely diced

  • 1

    clove garlic, minced

  • 1/4

    cup fresh basil leaves, chopped

  • 1/2

    teaspoon parsley, sage, rosemary or thyme, optional

  • 1/4 to 1

    teaspoon salt, to taste

  • 1/4 to 1

    teaspoon ground pepper, or to taste

Directions

In a medium saucepan, bring the broth to a boil. Add the quinoa, reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 12 to 15 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed. Remove from the heat, cover and let stand for 15 minutes. Fluff with a fork and transfer to a large bowl. In a medium frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, pepper and garlic and cook just until tender. Add the onion mixture, basil and optional herbs to the quinoa. Season with salt and pepper. This dish can be served hot or cold.

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