Lemon Ginger Springtime Quinoa Salad

Quinoa is one of the best gluten-free dishes out there. It’s a great staple product that can be prepared and flavored in so many ways. Using lemon quinoa for some of these spring quinoa salad options provides a great base, and from there, you can get creative with all different types of flavorings.
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Total Time 15 mins
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup of quinoa (or ⅓ cup quinoa, ⅓ cup millet, ⅓ cup amaranth)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 red bell pepper (deseeded and diced)
  • 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 4 chopped green onions
  • ¼ cup Nature's Eats Crystallized Ginger
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil or olive oil
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro and mint
  • 1 lemon
  • ½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper (or to taste)

Instructions
 

  • Rinse quinoa or ancient grains thoroughly and then place in 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil then simmer until water is absorbed.
  • In a bowl, mix together bell peppers, garlic, green onion, and Nature's Eats Crystallized Ginger.
  • Once quinoa or ancient grains are cooked, add coconut oil and diced vegetable mixture into same sauce pan. Add in lemon juice, seasoning and allow to cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Right before serving, mix in cilantro, mint, and salt and pepper to taste.