Quinoa Citrus Salad



4 C cooked quinoa


5 assorted citrus fruits


4 lettuce leaves


2 T fresh mint


2 T chopped shallots


Juice of 2 oranges


Juice of ½ lime


2 T olive oil


1 T raw cashew


Salt to taste




For the quinoa:


3 C of water


Salt to taste


1.5 C quinoa grains, rinsed and drained




Cooking quinoa:


Bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Salt to taste. Add quinoa.


Allow to return to a boil before reducing heat to a simmer and covering the pot. Cook until all the liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes.


Keep covered and allow to stand about 5 minutes. Fluff grains with a fork.




Blend the orange juice, lime juice, olive oil, cashews, and shallots until smooth. Salt to taste.


Combine cooked quinoa, dressing and mint in a mixing bowl and toss. Season to taste.


Lay lettuce leaf on each serving plate. Serve a scoop of dressed quinoa salad on each leaf with an ample serving of the citrus fruit.

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