Gluten Free Teen's Favorite Lemon Quinoa Salad
Here is the recipe for the Gluten Free Teens Favorite Quinoa Salad - she adapted it herself from a recipe on Recipezaar. It works well for school lunches.
1 cup dry quinoa (or 1/2 c quinoa & 1/2 c millet)
2 cups water
1 pinch salt
1/2 cup grapes, sliced in half
1/3 cup green onions, thinly sliced minced
1/4 cup roasted almonds (optional - I like the almonds, the GFT does not)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons gluten-free soy sauce (San-J Wheat-Free Tamari Soy Sauce)
Boil the water in a large pot. Add salt and quinoa and boil for 10 minutes. Drain the water. (Not so easy to do as the quinoa will go through most strainers. I drain it by holding the lid over the pot and letting out as little water as possible. Another thing you can try is a flour sifter basket). As an alternative, I cook my quinoa in a rice cooker. Just follow the directions on the package for the amount of quinoa, water and salt, turn it on and let it cook.
Prepare dressing in a large bowl, toss with the cooked quinoa and remaining ingredients.
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