Saturday, July 18, 2009

Quinoa "Salad"

I don't know if I'd call this a salad, a pilaf or something in between, but it is healthy, easy to make and tasty and that's all you really need to know.

Here is what you will need:
1 cup quinoa, rinsed
1 medium zucchini, chopped
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
1 package extra firm tofu
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
White Balsamic Vinegar
Sea Salt

Start by preparing one cup of Quinoa according to the package directions. For more information on quinoa and all things healthy check out 101 Cookbooks grain tutorial.
Meanwhile, chop one medium zucchini, one medium yellow onion and some (I used most of a pint) grape or cherry tomatoes.

In a skillet heat approximately 1 Tbsp. olive oil over med-high heat. Add the onions and stir periodically for about two minutes, then add your zucchini, stirring until it turns a bright green (about another minute or two) and then throw in the tomatoes and some cubed extra firm tofu. Splash in some white balsamic vinegar, to taste and allow the whole skillet to saute for another minute or two, stirring a few times.

At this time the quinoa should be ready and you're just about done. Place the quinoa into a large serving bowl, mix in the sauted vegetables and for the final touch splash some more olive oil and vinegar on the salad along with a healthy dose of sea salt, to taste. Mix it all up and you're ready to enjoy a super healthy quinoa salad. Or pilaf. Or whatever you want to call it.

1 comment:

  1. Great recipe, I especially liked the pictures!