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Recipe: BLT-A Quinoa Salad

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The salad I am sharing is simple and is great for backyard entertaining or for meals out of the house. Pack it up in your mason jar and off you go. The jar is also a fun way to serve guests. This is a wonderful recipe for outdoor BBQ’s and picnics.

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Yields1 Serving
Prep Time5 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time25 mins
 1 cup dry Quinoa, prepare according to package directions
 4 ounces Bacon, diced (I used nitrate free turkey bacon, use your favorite)
 1/2 cup Cherry Tomatoes, sliced in half
 a handful of chopped Cilantro or Italian Parsley
 1/4 cup diced Green Onion
  Avocado, diced and toss with lemon juice
 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
 2 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
 1 tablespoon Avocado or Olive Oil
 Garlic Salt to taste
 Cracked Black Pepper to taste
 a few handfuls Micro Greens, Baby Spinach leaves or your favorite Lettuce
 a few ounces of Feta Cheese
1

Prepare quinoa, let it cool. Mix lemon juice, vinegar and oil with quinoa in a medium bowl. Add the bacon, tomatoes, cilantro and green onion and combine well. Season to taste with garlic salt and pepper. Add more lemon juice and vinegar if desired. Gently mix in the avocado. Plate the quinoa salad and top with mixed greens and some feta cheese before serving.

Notes
2

I toasted my quinoa with a splash of avocado oil first over medium high heat. This gives it a bit more flavor. Feel free to use black, white or red quinoa.

Ingredients

 1 cup dry Quinoa, prepare according to package directions
 4 ounces Bacon, diced (I used nitrate free turkey bacon, use your favorite)
 1/2 cup Cherry Tomatoes, sliced in half
 a handful of chopped Cilantro or Italian Parsley
 1/4 cup diced Green Onion
  Avocado, diced and toss with lemon juice
 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
 2 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
 1 tablespoon Avocado or Olive Oil
 Garlic Salt to taste
 Cracked Black Pepper to taste
 a few handfuls Micro Greens, Baby Spinach leaves or your favorite Lettuce
 a few ounces of Feta Cheese

Directions

1

Prepare quinoa, let it cool. Mix lemon juice, vinegar and oil with quinoa in a medium bowl. Add the bacon, tomatoes, cilantro and green onion and combine well. Season to taste with garlic salt and pepper. Add more lemon juice and vinegar if desired. Gently mix in the avocado. Plate the quinoa salad and top with mixed greens and some feta cheese before serving.

Notes
2

I toasted my quinoa with a splash of avocado oil first over medium high heat. This gives it a bit more flavor. Feel free to use black, white or red quinoa.

Recipe: BLT-A Quinoa Salad

~ Marla Meridith

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