Quinoa with Noosh Almond Oil

Herby Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad: This healthy grain salad combines superfoods quinoa and almonds for a fresh, protein-packed side dish. Dressing this Mediterranean salad with Noosh Virgin Almond Oil and lemon juice amplifies the quinoa’s nutty flavor. Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Peanut-Free

Serves: 4

Ingredients

1 cup quinoa

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 garlic clove, grated

1/2 cup Noosh Virgin Almond Oil (Original or Roasted Garlic flavored)

2 Persian cucumbers or 1 large English cucumber, cut into 1/4″ pieces

1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved

2/3 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley

1/2 cup chopped fresh mint

2 scallions, thinly sliced

Chopped almonds, to garnish

  1. In a medium saucepan, add quinoa, salt, and 1 1/4 cups water. Bring the water to a boil over high heat, then simmer for 10 minutes or until the quinoa is tender. Remove from heat and let remain covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and allow to cool with the lid off.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk lemon juice, garlic, and Noosh Virgin Almond Oil in a small bowl.
  3. Transfer the cooled quinoa into a large bowl. Add cucumber, tomatoes, herbs, and scallions. Drizzle in dressing and toss to coat. Garnish with chopped almond if desired.

Note: To make this is a full meal, serve with grilled chicken or lamb kabobs and sautéed seasonal vegetables.