Quinoa, Red Pepper and Pine Nut Salad
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups quinoa
  • 3 cups vegetable broth (I use 3 cups water + 2 cubes of veg bouillon)
  • 1 small red pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 green onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 handful fresh parsley, chopped finely
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup grapeseed oil
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan bring the vegetable stock and quinoa to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook about 15 minutes, or until all liquid is absorbed. Let sit a few minutes then fluff with a fork.
  2. In a large bowl combine cooled quinoa with red pepper, onion, parsley and pine nuts.
  3. In a small bowl combine balsamic vinegar, grapeseed oil, oregano, garlic and salt and pepper. Whisk to emulsify.
  4. Pour over quinoa mixture and stir gently until well combined.
  5. Let sit a few minutes to let the flavors meld. Serve.
Recipe by These Things I Love at http://thesethingsilove.com/2011/12/quinoa-red-pepper-and-pine-nut-salad/