I am hot and hungry. I love all the soups that have been filling my belly, but it’s time for something a little lighter, so I turn to a variation of a favorite from my friend Cody Sanders, she is nutritionist, tri-athlete and the owner of The Lab, the gym where I train and teach yoga (yup I am an instructor, I have been practicing for 9 years and teaching for 5).
Quinoa Salad (2 servings) variation from Cody Sanders
2 C cooked Quinoa
½ c diced celery
½-1 c diced cucumbers (I like it on the more side)
¼ – ½ c chopped green onion
½ c diced carrot
2 T fresh chopped basil (or try whatever you have in your garden, the basil was ready to be pinched and it sounded good)
¼ c minced cilantro
1 T olive oil
1 ½ t lemon juice
1 t lime juice
¼ c pine nuts (these make it irresistible)
Mix it all together and salt to taste. If you have just cooked the Quinoa add it to everything while it is still warm, it brings out the flavors fast. This salad is even better after it has sat for a few hours.
This salad is a meal you will crave, I eat it a couple of times a week in the summer. I don’t like quinoa plain because it tastes like dirt, but in this salad it is delicious!