Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad

Made with quinoa, tomatoes, carrots, sun-dried tomatoes, scallions, minced garlic, sliced almonds, fresh parsley, water, and salt.

Well, I never plan to make this again.  The quinoa just didn’t have the right mix of ingredients to make this taste very swell to me.

Plenty of people may like this just fine, but me?—I’ll pass.

So, if you have nothing else to do today, make a healthy grain quinoa salad that actually tastes good.

Take-Away Life Lesson:  Try different ingredients when making a quinoa salad until you find just the right combination to give you happy taste buds.

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15 thoughts on “Quinoa Salad

  1. I have tried quinoa a few times and it is eatable if rinsed like rice. The only place I can get it here is in a health food store and pound per pound it cost about the same as steak.

    1. I’ll try rinsing next time. I got mine at the health food store, too, but I didn’t think it cost the same as their steak!

  2. lol, I love how you feature what you didn’t like. Definitely seems an over-busy salad. Did you rinse the quinoa first? It took me a while to figure out that I was supposed to do that. Have you had black and/or red quinoa? I like the flavor of those types better.

    1. Oh, Liz, I’m going to definitely speak my mind that’s for sure. Lol. If I took the time to make it, I might as well post it and be honest. Well, I bought the quinoa out of the bins at the health food store. I didn’t rinse it, but I think it was the wrong mix of flavors in the quinoa the reason I didn’t like it. I probably could have eaten the same quinoa with agave, cinnamon, and raisins and liked it just fine as breakfast cereal.

  3. We eat a fair amount of quinoa, but almost never with other ingredients mixed in. Best for our tastes to just cook it gently in the rice cooker to perfect fluffiness, and top with pre-cooked mushrooms and onions at serving time. DH likes gravy on it; I prefer it dry.

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