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April Recipe of the Month

Try our Spring Quinoa Salad using our item of the month - Lekue Rice Cooker-

 

Fresh and Healthy is our recipe of the month 


Quinoa Salad with Avocado & Dried Apricots & Lemon-Cumin Vinaigrette  


Serves 4


1 cup quinoa ( rinse under cold water prior to cooking)


1 cup vegetable stock


1 cup water


3 tablespoon raisins


3 tablespoon dried apricots- chopped

1 large lemon and zest


3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil


1/4 tsp. ground coriander,cumin and smokey paprika


2 medium avocado, pitted, peeled and sliced 


2 medium scallions finely chopped


3 tablespoons toasted pine-nuts or sliced almonds


salt and pepper to taste


Using Lekue rice cooker - Add quinoa, water, stock. Cook on 80% wattage in your microwave for 11 min.  Take out of microwave & toss. Let sit for 3 min.


Dressing : mix olive oil, juice from 1 lemon, all spices, 1scallion, salt & pepper to taste.  Blend using Prepara salad dressing mixer.


Add the remaining ingredients :1 green onion, apricots, raisins, toasted pine-nuts. Toss in sliced avocado. Sprinkle dressing on quinoa.  Salt & Pepper to taste. Serve


Quinoa is a supercharged grain! Full of antioxidants and high in nutrients with twice the calcium as whole wheat. This is a perfect food for gluten free diets.


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