*Not all foods listed here are certified gluten free, they are simply made without gluten containing ingredients. You'll need to decide for yourself what foods you are comfortable eating.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Grape & Quinoa Salad

I found this recipe in the Costco cookbook that they give out every holiday season. It is always a favorite whenever I serve it to friends and family.
  • 3 cups cooked quinoa, cooled
  • 1 1/2 cups red & green seedless grapes, cut into quarters (I half them because quartering them just takes too much patience.)
  • 1/2 cup dry roasted hazelnuts, coarsely chopped (I use pine nuts instead because they are easier to find and so good!)
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/4 cup canola oil (I always use the kind of Omega 3 so I feel a little better about this much oil.)
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp sugar (I think agave nectar would work well too, I keep meaning to try it but haven't yet.)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Mix quinoa, grapes, nuts, & green onions in medium bowl and set aside.
In small bowl, whisk canola oil, lemon juice, sugar, and salt.
Pour dressing over quinoa mixture & stir.
Refrigerate 30 minutes prior to serving.
Serves 6 as a side dish.

* I added chicken to this once to make it more of a meal and my family loved it!

1 comment:

  1. This sounds so good! I am going to make this for sure!!!!!