25 July 2012

black quinoa. with avocado & summer squash.

As many of us know now, quinoa is a super grain. Here I just combined it with some summer flavors & veggies for a lunch-break while spending sometime here at Fresh Air Dogs. Healthy, happy & fulfilling. Sounds good to me! 

This would be a great side to bring to a weekend BBQ, or to serve next to grilled fish. 

black quinoa with avocado & summer squash. 
serves 4 as a side dish

for the salad:
1 cup black quinoa
1 cup summer squash, diced & sauteed in a little olive oil for about 6-8 minutes
1/2 cup red onion, diced
1 avocado, diced
  1. Bring 2 cups of salted water to a boil. Add the quinoa, reduce to a simmer & let cook for 15 minutes or until the water is absorbed.
  2. Add to the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl. 

for the dressing:
1/4 cup olive oil
juice of 1 lime
1 TBL dried cilantro
sea salt & cracked pepper

  1. Add ingredients together & whisk; pour over the quinoa & combine. Enjoy room temperature.
happy eatings & cheers!
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