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Quinoa with Zesty Lemon and Arugula


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

  1. In large mixing bowl add quinoa and arugula. Toss is tomatoes, green onions, avocado and parmesan cheese.
  2. Squeeze lemon into separate bowl and pick out any seeds add in olive oil and pour over salad.





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