Quinoa is one of those versatile grains. In fact it isn’t even a grain but a seed. Quinoa also boasts that it contains all 9 essential amino acids and is gluten free for those with gluten sensitivities.
Quinoa with Zesty Lemon and Arugula
This salad recipe was adapted from my daughters preschool teacher. She brought a version of this salad to one of the school feasts over the holidays and it was a hit!
- 2 cups cooked quinoa
- 2 cups loose arugula
- ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 3 green onions, chopped
- ½ an avocado diced
- ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
- one tablespoon olive oil
- juice from 2 lemons
- salt and pepper to taste
- In large mixing bowl add quinoa and arugula. Toss is tomatoes, green onions, avocado and parmesan cheese.
- Squeeze lemon into separate bowl and pick out any seeds add in olive oil and pour over salad.