Quinoa. It's a (nearly) perfect food. It's nutritious, it's gluten free and it's delicious. So why in the world can't I get my better half to enjoy it as much as I do? (Life would be so much easier if I could just convince him to like everything that I like to eat.) 😂
I've made deliciously savory quinoa chili and quinoa salads. I've made baked quinoa squares and served it as a side dish with our favorite fish dinner. I've even tried sweetening quinoa with honey and turning it into a dessert with ricotta cheese and apples. Too far?
So why is there a pile of quinoa left on his dinner plate every time I serve it? Despite my best efforts, I can't seem to convince him that IT'S DELICIOUS! Lucky for him, his dislike for something has never stopped me before. I take it on as a personal challenge. It's the reason that I continue to try and win him over to the Shepherds Pie Fan club.
Maybe a giant bowl of quinoa salad with juicy strawberries and fresh basil will win him over. Who could resist that?
For the first time EVER - I had my sweet daughter record a video of me preparing a recipe. (It was just as awkward as you might imagine.) 😬 Hope you enjoy!!
Strawberry Basil Quinoa Salad
3 cups water
1 1/2 cups quinoa
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup olive oil
2 teaspoons maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 cups diced strawberries
1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
Combine water, quinoa and 1/4 t. salt in saucepan.
Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 12-15 minutes.
Whisk together lemon juice, oil, maple syrup, pepper and 1/2 t. salt.
Add cooked quinoa and stir to combine.
Stir in strawberries and basil.
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