Saturday, May 22, 2010

Quinoa Salad

Picture of this is coming soon...

I recently discovered quinoa and have been trying to figure out what exactly I'm supposed to do with it... this recipe was amazing!  It goes perfectly at a potluck or with a barbecue.

2 c. uncooked quinoa - cooked according to package instructions
1 bunch fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces
8 oz. grape tomatoes, halved
6 oz. feta cheese
3 T. balsamic vinegar
2 T. olive oil
black pepper

While quinoa is cooking, put asparagus in a steamer over 1 inch of boiling water.  Cook until tender but still firm, about 2-5 minutes.  Drain and immediately submerge in ice water and drain again.
Toss the asparagus, tomatoes, and feta with quinoa.  Add the olive oil and vinegar and season with pepper and toss to incorporate.

One night I stir-fried it to re-heat and threw in some diced ham as well.  It was delicious!