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Quinoa Citrus Salad

Ingredients

 

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

 

Directions:

 

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.

 

Dressing

 

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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