This nutritious, easy-to-make grain salad makes a smart side dish or a light entree. The recipe comes from "Everyday Food: Fresh Flavor Fast."



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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine quinoa and the water in a medium saucepan; add salt, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and has absorbed all liquid, 11 to 13 minutes. (The germ ring should be visible along the outer edge of the grain.) Transfer to a medium bowl, and cool to room temperature.

  • Add vinegar, oil, cucumber, scallions, and parsley; season with salt and pepper, and toss to combine. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

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Rating: 3 stars
I didn't have scallions or parsley. I did add some shredded chicken and served it alongside the roasted plum tomatoes, and it was a good complement. Will make again.