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Caprese Quinoa Salad

Posted Jan 03 2014 9:16pm

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Welcome to the new year!I am sure many of you have the goal of trying to eat healthier this year, and I have the perfect recipe just for that.I am not a huge quinoa fan, but I gotta say that recipe is on point.If you like a simple caprese salad than this recipe is for you!Made with fresh mozzarella and basil, this dish is perfect as a side dish at dinner or for a healthy lunch alone.Enjoy!

  • -1/2C quinoa
  • -8 oz fresh mozarella
  • -1 carton grape tomatoes, halved
  • -fresh basil
  • -2T olive oil
  • -salt & pepper

  • Directions:Make quinoa according directions.  Bring 1 cup of water to a boil and add 1/2 cup quinoa.  Cook for about 12-15 minutes until all water is absorbed.  The secret is to cook on low heat to achieve the right texture. Allow quiona to cool before adding the rest of the ingredients. Add salt and pepper to your liking with a quick toss of olive oil and your dish is complete. 

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