Balsamic Quinoa Salad

Balsamic Quinoa Salad
Recipe Type: Appetiser
Cuisine: Quinoa
Author: O. A. Quinoa Guatemala
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Serves: 12 Muffins
  • ½ cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • ¼ – ½ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil (depending on if you are watching calories)
  • 2 T Dijon mustard
  • 6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • Salt, pepper and cayenne pepper, to taste
  • 1 ½ cups quinoa
  • Bouillon cube
  • 5 Sun Dried Tomatoes (Not in oil)
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 4 oz blue cheese
  • 1 can black beans or 1 1/2 cups cooked, rinsed and drained
  1. Make dressing by combining vinegar, mustard, garlic, shallots and olive oil. Season to taste.
  2. Add quinoa to three cups of boiling water. Boil for 10 minutes.
  3. Rinse with cool water and place in a fine mesh colander. Boil water and place quinoa and sun dried tomatoes in the colander over the water. Cover with a kitchen towel and lid. Steam for 10 minutes. Allow to cool.
  4. Cook red pepper in a small skillet until tender.
  5. Combine pepper and remaining ingredients with quinoa. Add dressing and toss. Enjoy!