Okay, ready for this yummy recipe!? It’s sweet and spicy. This dish is inspired by a couscous salad my friend brought to a party I was at this weekend. I made it from memory with quinoa instead and guessed on some of the ingredients. Here is my forewarning though; I did not measure anything therefore these are just guesses on the amounts! I also apologize for my not so professional pictures- I am waiting until March to get a nicer phone so hopefully pictures will improve then.
Robust Recipe: Lemon Pecan Quinoa Salad
1 cup uncooked qunioa- follow directions for preparation
5-6 green onions
~3/4 cup craisins
~3/4 cup chopped pecans
~1/4 cup olive oil
~1-2 tsp cayenne pepper (depends how hot you like things)
1-2 tbsp parsley
sea salt to taste
fresh cracked pepper to taste
1) Prepare qunioa (you can let it cool if you’d like- this salad tastes good hot or cold).
2) Wash, prepare and cut green onions.
3) Shred the 2 carrots.
4) Zest the lemon and cut in half
5) Add all the prepared ingredients into a large bowl along with the rest of the ingredients (craisins, pecans, spices, olive oil). Squeeze some lemon juice over the salad and mix.
Let’s Be Robust!