I have to give full credit for this recipe to my best friend, Alison Linthorst! She made this for a bridal shower she threw for my sister and everyone there fell in love with it! It’s by far the best quinoa salad I have had!
Since then It’s become a staple at our house. Sometimes I’ll add mango or some grilled chicken or shrimp to make it a heartier main dish.
Quinoa is protein-rich and has lots of fiber and iron. It’s also gluten-free which makes it a great choice for people gluten food intolerance! It’s a great alternative to rice and a fun way to mix up your meals. The ingredients in this dish are so fresh and healthy, and it’s absolutely delicious; a win-win in my book!
Yields 6 servings
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In another bowl whisk together olive oil, lime juice, cumin, and red pepper flakes. Add to quinoa mixture. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve or refrigerate for later.