A quinoa salad is a refreshing change to the usual leafy green salad and it's high in protein. Quinoa is great as a side dish, a substitute for rice, or in a salad.
Get a medium sized sauce pan and put it 4 cups of water and 2 cups of quinoa (2:1 ratio of quinoa to water). Bring to a boil, cover the pan with a lid and simmer on low for 15 minutes
Rinse canned corn and olives and chop two bunches of chives and put them in a bowl.
Add olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and red chili powder to taste.
Take cooled quinoa, fluff it and add it to the bowl of vegetables. Mix and serve!
- quinoa is pronounced keen-wah
- you can also use a rice cooker to make the quinoa
- quinoa flour can be used in wheat-based and gluten-free baking