A quick and super healthy salad prepared with quinoa, pears and sun-dried tomatoes tossed with a Balsamic vinaigrette . Some chopped jalapenos or a few drops of Chili oil adds that extra zing and balances out the sweetness of this dish.
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1/2 cup quinoa
1 small cucumber
2-3 sun-dried tomatoes
2 teaspoon Balsamic vinaigrette
1 teaspoon Extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon of dried mixed herbs
few drops of chili oil
Salt to taste
Rinse the quinoa under running water for 2-3 minutes.
Bring 1 cup of water to boil in a saucepan. Once it gets boiling, add the washed quinoa and reduce the flame to a simmer. Cook for 12-14 minutes.
Once the water is absorbed, cover saucepan with a plate and remove from flame. Let it stand for 5 minutes. Uncover and fluff up the quinoa grains with a fork.
Chop the pear and cucumber into bite sized pieces.
Chop the sun-dried tomatoes into smaller bits.
Take all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and toss gently to mix.
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