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Quinoa Vegetable Salad

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Salad: Quinoa Vegetable Salad
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INGREDIENTS
Servings: 5
canola oil
minced garlic
diced (yellow or purple) onion
water
salt
ground black pepper
quinoa
 
diced fresh tomato
diced carrots
diced yellow bell pepper
diced cucumber
frozen corn kernels, thawed
diced red onion
chopped fresh cilantro
chopped fresh mint
salt
ground black pepper
olive oil
balsamic vinegar
DIRECTIONS
  1. Heat the canola oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir the garlic and 1/4 cup onion in the hot oil until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Pour in the water, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper and bring to a boil; stir the quinoa into the mixture, reduce heat to medium-low, and cover. Simmer until the quinoa is tender, about 20 minutes. Drain any remaining water from the quinoa with a mesh strainer and transfer to a large mixing bowl. Refrigerate until cold.
  2. Stir the tomato, carrots, bell pepper, cucumber, corn, and 1/4 cup red onion into the chilled quinoa. Season with cilantro, mint, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Drizzle the olive oil and balsamic vinegar over the salad; gently stir until evenly mixed.
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