I love this recipe, it was so easy and fun to make as well as delicious! I paired it with a Coconut - Cucumber Splash to cool off for Clean Summer Fun!!!
1/2 cup quinoa
2 bunches parsley stemmed, finely chopped
1/4 cup mint leaves stemmed, finely chopped
2 green onions both green and white parts, very finely chopped
2 tomatoes seeded, chopped
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Add the quinoa to a pan and toast it stirring frequently on medium-high heat until you start to hear the quinoa pop and the color becomes golden brown. Add 1 cup of water, bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook covered until the quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the quinoa rest for 5 minutes. Fluff and allow to cool at room temperature.
While the quinoa, make the dressing by stirring together olive oil and lemon juice.
In a large place, place the chopped parsley, chopped mint leaves, green onions and tomatoes. Add the quinoa and pour the dressing into the bowl. Stir gently to combine. Serve at room temperature or cold.
For this recipes I used fresh herbs from the garden and I had help from Gigi and Sugi!
Happy Clean Summer Fun!!!