Sunday, June 2, 2013

Quinoa, Red Pepper, and Cucumber Salad With Avocado and Lime

Here is my salad for the week!  I am thinking this will be yummy in a wrap as well.  :) I adapted it from here.  

Kosher salt

1 cup quinoa

1 garlic clove, pounded to a smooth paste with a pinch of salt

1 large shallot, finely diced

1 jalapeño, seeded and finely diced

Juice of 3 limes
1 medium red pepper, halved, seeded, and finely diced

1 English (seeded) cucumber, cut into 1/4-inch dice (about 1 cup)

1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro, plus sprigs for garnish

3 ripe avocados, diced
1. Cook 1 cup of uncooked quinoa according to package directions.
2. Put the garlic, shallot, jalapeño, and lime juice in a small bowl. Season with salt and stir to combine. Let sit for 5 to 10 minutes. 
3. Put quinoa, red pepper, cucumber, diced avocado and chopped cilantro in a medium bowl. Add garlic, shallot, jalapeno mixture.  Fold to combine.
Makes 5 servings

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