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Lemon Quinoa Salad with Pine Nuts and Olives
© Ellie Miller

Lemony Quinoa Salad with Pine Nuts and Olives

  • ACTIVE: 10 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 25 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 1
  • FAST
  • HEALTHY
  • VEGETARIAN

The Good News Quinoa contains all nine essential amino acids. Tossed with pine nuts, it's the foundation of this light salad.

  1. 1/2 cup water
  2. 1/4 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
  3. 2 teaspoons pine nuts
  4. 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  5. 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  6. 2 teaspoons pitted green olives
  7. Salt
  1. In a saucepan, boil the water. Add the quinoa, cover and cook over low heat for 12 minutes, until al dente. Transfer to a bowl.
  2. In a skillet, toast the pine nuts over moderate heat until golden. Add them to the quinoa along with the cilantro, lemon juice and olives. Season with salt and serve.