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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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