I know most guys think once they consume quinoa they have to turn in their man card. Let alone quinoa in a salad. That is why we are calling this the POWER CRUNCH SALAD. Wooooo so masculine. It has all the worlds texture and tastes supa good- you won’t even be grumpy it’s a quinoa salad. Also, for those of you who never make shit off our blog, this salad requires no actual cooking. Just assembling. So no excuses.
– a half a bunch of radishes sliced thin (and halved)
– a cup or two of green beans cut into one inch pieces
– a cucumber peeled, seeded, halved and sliced (they were out of english cucs- jerks)
-a yellow pepper cut into one inch bites
-4 scallions sliced (not the super green/shitty/flavorless part)
-a handful of chopped parsley
-a cup or two of cooked red quinoa that has cooled- you could use any quinoa… I believe the basic white-ish one is cheapest.. also, I cook mine in chicken stock instead of water for more flavor….To cook quinoa, put 1 cup quinoa with 1.5 cups stock (white trash option: water) and bring to boil then reduce to simmer cover and wait 15 minutes.
Once you have these partying in a bowl, squeeze two limes and a good glug of olive oil over the ingredients. I added a quarter cup or so of pumpkin seeds because I had them left over from the Granola Crusted Walnuts. Sprinkle on a generous pinch of cayenne pepper. Now add crumbled feta… I suggest as much as you feel is appropriate plus 10%.
Trust me this tastes so good. You could throw a piece of chicken or fish on top or just devour as is- yum!