Thursday, June 21, 2012

Quinoa Mandarin Salad

It is SO hot today, unbelievably hot! Since the hubby is an electrician on construction sites, he got off early because of the heat. To stay cool, we decided to take the kids for a swim this afternoon. It was baby Dee's second time at the pool. She is such a water baby, she smiled and cooed, and just chillaxed in my arms while we cooled off in the pool.

Dinner tonight was also refreshing. I had a craving for a mandarin salad my Mom always makes. I was also craving me some Quinoa. The result:

Quinoa Mandarin Salad

1 cup parsley
2 green onions, finely diced
1/2 cup  canned mandarin orange slices
4 cups cooked quinoa
1/3 cup slivered almonds
dash of salt and pepper


1/4 cup white wine vinegar
2 tbsp olive oil
1 packet (1/2 tsp) stevia

  1. Finely dice parsley. I did this in a mini food processor but it can be done by hand.
  2. Mix green onions, parsley, and mandarin slices in a large bowl.

  1. Make your dressing by whisking all ingredients together. Pour over parsley mix, and stir.
  2. Add quinoa and almonds, and toss until combined. 
  3. Serve with a dash of salt and pepper.

Definitely refreshing :D 

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