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Quinoa en Salpicon

Mexican inspired dish made with cucumbers and tomatoes.

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Quinoa en Salpicon
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Serves: 4
Mexican inspired dish made with cucumbers and tomatoes.
Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • ⅛ tsp white pepper
  • 1 fresh jalapeño, seeded and minced (or can use 2 Tbsp canned green chilies,minced)
  • ½ tsp coarse salt
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • ½ cup cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
  • ½ cup tomato,seeded and diced
  • ¼ cup green onions, sliced - white part only
  • ¼ cup Italian parsley (or cilantro), chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh mint, chopped (optional)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Make vinaigrette by whisking together lime juice, pepper, jalapeño, salt and olive oil. Set aside.
  2. Place quinoa in a fine sieve and wash under running water, rubbing with hands, then drain.In a large pot, combine 1 quart water and quinoa. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes, until quinoa is barely tender. Strain, drain thoroughly (do not rinse) and let cool.
  3. Toss together with the vinaigrette the cucumber, tomato, green onions, parsley, and mint. Add salt and pepper to taste.

 

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