Citrus & Basil Quinoa Salad
3 cups quinoa*, cooked
2 Tbsp shallots, minced
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tsp orange zest
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
¼ cup chopped fresh basil leaves
2 tsp olive oil
¼ tsp salt
⅛ tsp pepper
2 cups orange sections
¼ cup almonds, chopped and toasted
Preparation: Serves 4
Combine quinoa and shallots in a large bowl; set aside.
Combine lemon zest and next 7 ingredients (through pepper) in a small bowl; stir well. Pour over quinoa mixture; toss well.
Spoon 1 cup of quinoa salad onto 4 plates. Arrange ½ cup orange sections around the quinoa salad and top with almonds.
*Quinoa is hailed as a “super grain of the future” because it contains more protein, is higher in unsaturated fats and lower in carbohydrates than most grains.