yay...I took a pic of the leftovers. Sorry for the poor quality but at least it's a pic!
Quinoa Salad with Green Beans, Cranberries & Orange
1/2 cup finely chopped sweet onion
1 cup uncooked quinoa
2 cups water
1/2 tsp salt
1 small can drained mardarin oranges
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup dried cranberries
2 cups fresh green beans, cooked & cooled & cut into 1 inch pieces
1 tbl fresh lemon juice
1 tbl olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
Optional: Fresh grated Parmesan Cheese.
1. Salad: saute onion in cooking spray. Add quinoa, saute' 5 mins or so. Add water & salt to pan. Bring to a boil then reduce heat, cover & simmer 15 mins. Remove from heat & let stand another 15 mins to absorb water. Transfer to a large bowl & add remaining salad ingredients.
2. Dressing: combine dressing ingredients & pour over salad. Serve at room temp.
Top with parm if desired. Yield approx 8 3/4 cup servings.
I plated up the salad then I sauteed about a dozen shrimp & tossed them on top of the quinoa with grated parm. OMG! Oh...a dozen shrimp was for 2 people. I didn't eat them all. But, I could have.