Hearty Quinoa Salad with Grapes and White Beans

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ND-0830-Recipe

Submitted content courtesy of Family Features

Servings: 12

Quinoa

2 cups (12 ounces) quinoa

2 cups vegetable stock

2 cups water

Lemon pepper dressing

1/2 cup white wine vinegar

1/2 cup lemon juice

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 clove garlic

1 1/2 tablespoons honey

1 1/2 teaspoons lemon peel, grated

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper

Salad

4 cups California grapes

2 cups Chinese pea pods, cut in 1-inch pieces

2 cups canned small white beans, drained

1 cup diced celery

1/4 cup minced cilantro

1/4 cup Anaheim peppers, chopped

12 lettuce leaves

Rinse and drain quinoa. In large saucepan, combine with broth and water. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 10-15 minutes. Drain any remaining liquid.

To prepare dressing, combine vinegar, lemon juice, oil, garlic, honey, lemon peel, salt and pepper; mix well. Add 1/2 cup of dressing to quinoa; mix well and cool.

Add grapes, pea pods, white beans, celery, cilantro and peppers to quinoa and mix well.

Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve on lettuce leaves.


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