Quinoa Chopped Salad By @cleanfoodcrush.

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Quinoa Chopped Salad by @cleanfoodcrush.
INGREDIENTS (Servings 6):
• 1-1/2 cups uncooked quinoa, rinsed and well drained.
• 3 cups water.
• 1 tsp sea salt (for boiling water).
• 1 lb. Mixed fresh garden tomatoes, chopped.
• 2 large, crisp garden cucumbers, chopped.
• 4 green onions, thinly sliced.
• A large handful of fresh basil leaves, chopped if you like.
• A large handful of fresh mint leaves, chopped.
• 2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil.
• 1 tbsp grated lime zest.
• 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice.
• Sea salt to taste.
• Ground black pepper to taste.
1. Place your quinoa and water in a medium pan over medium heat. Stir in the salt, then bring it to a boil. Reduce heat and allow it to simmer, covered, for 12-15 minutes or until the liquid is completely absorbed. (Or follow package instructions)
2. Transfer your cooked quinoa to a large bowl and allow it to cool.
3. Meanwhile, prepare your veggies by rinsing and chopping.
4. Once your quinoa is cool, add in all your chopped veggies and herbs.
5. Using a microplane or zester, grate the lime zest over the salad.
6. Drizzle with olive oil, and your freshly squeezed lime juice, then season with sea salt and ground black pepper to your taste.
7. Gently toss to combine and serve.
8. Stays good refrigerated for 2-3 days