Toasted Quinoa Salad with Lemon and Herbs
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This light, refreshing salad is a perfect match for grilled or roasted poultry or fish. The longer it stands, the more the flavors blend.
olive oil2 tsp, extra-virgin, divided
uncooked quinoa10 oz
water1 ¼ cup(s)
fresh lemon juice¼ cup(s), about the juice of 2 lemons
lemon zest2 tsp, about the zest of 1 lemon
fresh parsley¼ cup(s), chopped
fresh watercress¼ cup(s), chopped
fresh thyme1 Tbsp, chopped
uncooked celery2 rib(s), medium, diced
cucumber(s)1 medium, diced
- Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Toast quinoa in oil until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add water; cover, reduce heat to low and let steam for 15 minutes.
- Place toasted, steamed quinoa in a large bowl and add remaining ingredients; mix well. Let mixture rest for 15 minutes to an hour to allow flavors to combine. Serve at room temperature. Yields about 1 cup per serving.