Active Time
30 MIN
Total Time
2 HR 30 MIN
Serves : 8

Quinoa is considered a superfood because of its nutritional value, but it's also an incredibly versatile base for just about any flavor profile. This chilled quinoa dish gets an Italian twist with tomatoes and fresh basil. Slideshow: Italian Salads

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a medium pot over high heat, bring the quinoa, garlic, water and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt to a rolling boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat to low, and simmer until the quinoa has fully absorbed the water, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside. After the quinoa has cooled for 15 minutes, chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

Step 2    

In a serving bowl, toss the chilled quinoa with the olive oil, basil, tomatoes, and salt and pepper to taste. Serve as a salad or a side.

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