Friday, January 8, 2010

Quinoa & edamame salad

This has become one of my absolute favorite dishes. It is perfect for summer, or anytime of year. A great side dish to bring to a BBQ. And super healthy!

I stole this one from my friend Dawn. She always makes the yummiest things.

1 C quinoa
2 C broth (I use veggie broth by Celifibr)
2 C frozen edamame (already shelled)
1 t. lemon zest
2 T lemon juice
3 T olive oil
2 T fresh chopped tarragon
3 oz. jarred diced roasted red peppers

1. Toast quinoa over medium heat in a pan, stir often until crackles, darkens and becomes aromatic...about 5 min. Then put in a colander and rinse with water thoroughly.

2. Meanwhile, bring broth to a boil, add cleaned quinoa, return to a boil, simmer covered for 8 minutes.

3. Remove lid without disturbing the quinoa, and add the edamame. Cover and continue for another 8 min.

4. While that is cooking, whisk the lemon zest, juice, oil and tarragon in a bowl.

5. Add dressing to quinoa once it is done, and toss in red peppers.

My friend also adds some chopped walnuts, but I prefer my food nut-free. Enjoy!

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