Toasted Quinoa Salad with Lemon and Herbs
Weight Watchers. 5 PointsPlus.
- tsp olive oil,
- extra-virgin, divided
- 10 oz uncooked quinoa
- 1 1/4 cups water
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, about the juice of 2 lemons
- 2 tsp lemon zest, about the zest of 1 lemon
- 1/4 cups parsley,
- fresh, chopped
- 1/4 cup watercress, fresh, chopped
- 1 Tbsp thyme, fresh, chopped
- 2 medium stalks
- celery, diced
- 1 medium cucumber, diced
Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a nonstick skillet over medium
heat. Toast quinoa in oil until fragrant, about 5 minutes.
Add water; cover, reduce heat to low and let steam for
Place toasted, steamed quinoa in a large bowl and add
remaining ingredients; mix well. Let mixture rest for
15 minutes to an hour to allow flavors to combine. Serve
at room temperature. Yields about 1 cup per serving.