Surprise Quinoa Salad
The surprise is that I found all these ingredients in my kitchen when I had unexpected company arrive, and when I was done, I was surprised at how good it was. Use what you find at your house and just add the oils and vinegar.
1 cup dry quinoa
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 cup corn kernels (mine were frozen, then thawed)
1 orange bell pepper, chopped
2-3 tablespoons chopped onion
4 cups spinach, chopped
3 oz. crumbled feta
1 teaspoon finely chopped sundried tomatoes
2 tablespoon Basil (or other) Olive Oil
3 tablespoons Cascadian Wild Raspberry Balsamic Vinegar
Salt to taste
Cook the quinoa per package directions and cool. Combine everything together. Serve.
Makes 8-10 servings
*I highly recommend the Cascadian Wild Raspberry and Blenheim Apricot vinegars. They're two-thumbs-up.
Other ingredient alternatives would be other kinds of beans, edamame, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, celery, shredded carrots, shredded cheddar cheese or queso fresco.