Loaded Quinoa Salad

This is one of my favorite salads, it’s loaded with protein (Go Quinoa!) and it tastes great hot or cold! It’s a crowd pleaser (omni approved) and super easy to make.

 Loaded Quinoa Salad with BBQ Tofu & Corn

1 1/2 cups quinoa, dry

3 cups vegetable broth

2 medium carrots, finely diced

1/2 green pepper, chopped

1/2 orange pepper, chopped

2 sprigs green onion, chopped

1 small zuchinni, small cubes

1/3 cup chopped walnuts

1 part olive oil *(1/8 cup)

2 parts lemon juice *(1/4 cup)

pinch of salt

couple shakes of Italian seasoning

*I did not measure the dressing, amounts are approximate.

Rinse quinoa and combine in a pot with vegetable broth. Bring to a boil and simmer on low for 15-20 mins. While the quinoa is cooking, chop all your veggies. In a small container, combine dressing ingredientsm shake until mixed. It will seperate a bit so give it a good little shake before you toss it will the salad. Put all the veggies & walnuts in a bowl, pour warm quinoa overtop and stir. Add the dressing, serve warm or refrigerate to serve cold. Enjoy 🙂


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