Quinoa Broccoli Salad
1 1/2 cups uncooked quinoa
2 1/4 cups water
1 head broccoli, cut into small florets, lightly steamed and cooled
3 green onions, chopped
1/4 cup parsley, minced
1/4 cup fresh mint, minced
6 Tbsp. olive oil
juice of one lemon, about 1/4 cup
2-3 Tbsp. rice vinegar
1/3 cup toasted pumpkin seeds
salt and pepper
Rinse the quinoa well and drain. Put in a pot with the water, bring to a boil, cover and turn heat down to low. Cook for 15 min. Turn off heat and let sit another 5-10 min., covered. Transfer cooked quinoa to a bowl and fluff with a fork.
Add remaining ingredients and season to your taste. Enjoy!
*We had this alongside tamari and garlic marinated strip loin, grilled to a perfect medium rare and grilled asparagus. It was fabulous!