Citrus Mint Quinoa Salad

Citrus Mint Quinoa Salad
I was looking for a healthier alternative to my traditional pasta salad, and came up with this.  We had a lot of the fresh ingredients popping up in our garden, so it was perfect!  We served it with grilled chicken and fresh strawberries…yum!  Even my kiddos liked it, and that is a “real” test for me!  I think we will be serving this lots this summer!
Citrus Mint Quinoa Salad
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa (2 cups cooked)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 t. salt
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup chopped mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
  • 1 can of corn, drained
  • 1 T lemon or lime (or both) zest
  • 1/2 cup lemon or lime (or both) juice
Cook quinoa according to package, rinse under cool water.   Toss all ingredients into a bowl and toss…
 I think this is one of those salads that is best left sitting for a few hours, or overnight, to allow the quinoa to fully absorb the flavors!

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