Quinoa-Parsley Salad w. Lemon and Toasted Pine Nuts


quinoa parsley salad with lemon and pine nuts

I am in foodie heaven. Well, to be 100% accurate – I was in foodie heaven when I made this salad. By the way, totally random…did you guys know that quinoa must be rinsed before cooking? Apparently, it contains natural the toxin saponin. When I found out, I did feel a bit betrayed. Healthy? Check. Poisonous? Check- um, whaaaa? So just make sure you rinse it before you use it. Back to this salad. Quinoa + parsley + pine nuts. Have I mentioned how much I love summer? I mean, don’t get me wrong – this salad is great during summer but for some reason, winter’s hibernation prescription requires heavy doses of carbs, sugar and well, more carbs. So this salad is a wonderful way to break that cycle.

quinoa parsley salad with lemon and pine nuts


1 1/3 c quinoa
1/2 c parsley, minced
3/4 tsp salt
3 T olive oil
3 T lemon juice
2/3 c yellow peppers, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1-2 T toasted pine nuts

Cook quinoa according to package directions (be sure to rinse!). Combine cooked quinoa, parsley, salt, olive oil, lemon juice, peppers and garlic together. Top with pine nuts.

quinoa parsley salad with lemon and pine nuts

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