I first saw this in an Oxygen magazine but never snapped a pic and put it in my recipe collection here. I seem to crave it so I’ve made it several times since.
It’s really simple to make, really clean, and fresh-tasting… it tastes like summer to me for some reason. And of course quinoa is super healthy. The picture doesn’t make it look like much but it’s definitely worth a try!
The original recipe is here (and below). I usually just zest and juice an orange to get the juice and the rind called for in the recipe.
2 cups water
1 cup quinoa, rinsed well
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup celery, diced
2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 cup orange juice
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 Tsp fresh grated orange rind
1/4 tsp sea salt
Fresh ground black pepper, to taste
Bring water to a boil in a small pot. Add quinoa. Return to a boil and simmer until water is absorbed, approximately 15 mins. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Add tomatoes , celery, and parley to a bowl. Mix together with quinoa.
Whisk together remaining ingredients to make the dressing. Pour over salad and toss well to combine.