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Quinoa Pine Nut Salad

Crunchy pine nuts add a great texture to this light and tasty salad.

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Quinoa Pine Nut Salad
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Serves: 4
This is a wonderful light and tasty dish!
Ingredients
  • 1 tsp oil (of your choice)
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • ¼ cup minced onion
  • 2½ cups water
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 cups quinoa
  • ½ cup golden raisins
  • ¼ pine nuts
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • 1½ Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp GF balsamic vinegar
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Cook and stir the garlic and ¼ cup onion in the hot oil until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes.
  3. Pour in the water, salt, and pepper and bring to a boil; stir the quinoa into the mixture, reduce heat to medium-low, and cover.
  4. Simmer until the quinoa is tender, about 20 minutes.
  5. Drain any remaining water from the quinoa with a mesh strainer and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  6. Refrigerate until cold. Stir the raisins, pine nuts and red onion into the chilled quinoa.
  7. Season with cilantro, salt, and pepper.
  8. Mix together the olive oil and balsamic vinegar then drizzle over the salad; gently stir until evenly mixed.

 
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