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Crunchy Quinoa Salad

Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas
  • 1 cup carrots peeled and shredded
  • 1 cup tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 cup shelled pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds pepitas
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Bring water and quinoa to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer until water is absorbed and quinoa is soft, 12-15 minutes.
  • To prepare vinaigrette, combine lemon juice, honey, olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Combine the cooked quinoa, vegetables and seeds in a bowl.
  • Toss salad with vinaigrette. Adjust seasoning with additional salt, pepper and lemon juice if desired.