Quick Quinoa and Garlic Salad

This wonderful quinoa salad was another one of my girlfriend Leigh’s cooking show creations.
I then went on to make it for a nutrition presentation I did at Continental Western Group.
It was a hit!
Leigh also taught the secret to making a perfectly seasoned and flavored recipe….FASS.
Is there a fat? Is there an acid? Is there a spice? Is there a sweetener?
So next time when you just can’t figure out what is missing in a recipe….think FASS.

Quick Quinoa and Garlic Salad
1 cup dry quinoa
2 ish cups water
1 pinch salt
1/2 cup carrot, chopped
1/3 cup parsley, minced
1/4 cup sunflower seed

2 -3 cloves garlic, minced SPICE
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice ACID
2 tablespoons olive oil FAT
2 tablespoons soy sauce (such as Tamari Soy Sauce)
2 tablespoons honey SWEETENER

Bring salted water to a boil in a large pot. Add quinoa, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes until all water is absorbed. Let stand for 5-10 minute, then fluff with fork. Place quinoa in large bowl and add carrots, parsley, and sunflower seeds. In a seperate bowl, prepare dressing by combining all ingredients and mixing. Pour over quinoa and toss well. Serve warm, at room temperature, or chilled.

Today is my 26th Birthday! Wahoo! Thank you J for making the day so special and to everyone else for the wonderful b-day wishes!

Until next time…
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