Quinoa Salad–The Perfect Picnic Food
Quinoa is one of those wonderful foods that is high in nutrition and protein, easy to cook, easy to digest and you can eat it hot or cold. The hot weather has kept going here in San Diego so I’ve been looking for easy lunches with a lot of vegetables and fruits. To stay cool we try to spend time outside at park, by the ocean or at the bay. For a day at the bay I made a quinoa salad and it was a perfect picnic food.
1 cups cooked quinoa
1/2 cup mango, diced
1/2 cup black beans, cooked or canned
1/2 cup leeks, steamed
1 cup broccoli florets, steamed
1/3 cup corn
1 tbs olive oil
1 tbs apple cider vinegar
1/2 tbs honey
Salt & pepper to taste
Blend quinoa, mangom beans, leeks and broccoli in a large bowl. Mix oil, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper in a small bowl and pour over salad right before serving.