This quinoa salad recipe has become a favorite of mine. And I know many of you are looking for interesting ways to prepare quinoa, so I though I'd share. Chances are you've heard of quinoa. It's one of the nutritional darlings featured in the media regularly. The good news is it's an easy ingredient to work with and once you get to know this curious little grain (er, seed) there are endless ways to incorporate it into your repertoire.
Instead of going on about the nutritional benefits of quinoa (which you can read about just about everywhere) I'll throw out a few words/phrases that come to mind: Seed not grain. Cute curlicue. Grain-like. Ancient. Pretty colors. Underutilized. Superfood. Quick cooking. Incan gold. Complete protein. Whole. Rinse and cook. Tiny. Fluffy yet crunchy. Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner. Keen-wah.