Quinoa Salad with Arugula and Dried Cherries





Ingredients:

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa

  • arugula

  • basil, chopped

  • mint, chopped

  • pine nuts, toasted

  • dried cherries

  • parmesan cheese

  • lemon

  • olive oil

  • salt

Directions:

  1. Rinse 1 cup quinoa well in a pot, drain, and add 1 cup of water, a drizzle of olive oil, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil. Lower to a simmer and cook until most of the water has evaporated. Then, place the lid on the pot and cook for another 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the quinoa steam from 5-10 more minutes. Fluff with a fork and let cool.

  2. In a large bowl, combine quinoa, arugula, basil, mint, pine nuts, dried cherries, parmesan, lemon, oil, salt, and pepper.

  3. Toss, taste, and adjust for seasoning.