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Lemon Basil Quinoa Salad May 21, 2013

Filed under: Sides,Veggies — tiffanyrose913 @ 6:36 pm

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I love summer for so many reasons, but one of them definitely is bbq-ing and making different side dishes! I am a side dish type of girl for sure 🙂 I love lemon and basil, and I love quinoa, so I knew this would be fantastic and so simple and easy! I substitued carrots for orange bell peppers, because I didn’t have them on hand!

Also, another reason why I love summer, watching the boys play outside!

1 cup uncooked quinoa
15 oz. can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
3 roma tomatoes
1 orange bell pepper
1 1/2 cups corn (I used frozen, thawed)
4 green onions

{For the dressing}
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp. basil (or fresh if you have it)

Rinse quinoa, and cook according to package directions.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, and basil. Set aside.
Slice green onions, dice roma tomatoes and bell pepper.
When quinoa is done cooking, let cool. Then place all salad ingredients in a large bowl.
Pour dressing over top and mix well to combine.
Can eat immediately or chill before serving.


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