Sun-Dried Tomato with Quinoa and Almonds Salad

A plate of sun dried tomato and quinoa salad

I used red quinoa in this sun-dried tomato and quinoa almond salad, but you can use any color quinoa. You may or may not know that quinoa comes in three main varieties: red, black and white. You may be more familiar with the regular (white) quinoa, but no matter what color you choose, you will be getting a load of nutritional benefits. Quinoa is high in protein and fiber, the two vitamins I look for in my daily diet. 

 

Sun-Dried Tomato with Quinoa and Almonds Salad recipe

 

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup red quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 yellow onion, chopped 
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil, drain and chop
  • 1 small bunch of parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup almonds, sliced 
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste 
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice

 

How To: 

  1. Bring 1/2 cup of quinoa and 1 cup of water to boil, in a small pot. Turn temperature to the lowest and cook until the water is gone. Fluff with a fork. 
  2. In a small skillet, heat up 1 Tablespoon olive oil. Add onion and cook on medium-low until onion is clear. (about 2 minutes)
  3. Combine cooked quinoa, onion and the rest of the ingredients together. 
  4. Salt and pepper to taste. 

serves 5