Saturday, September 3, 2011

Green Bean and Quinoa Salad

Despite what everyone’s saying, summer is not over. We have three more weeks of it, dammit! To celebrate the fact that it’s still summer, we bring you this awesomely delicious salad, which just happens to taste like summer.

(Adapted from The Sprouted Kitchen)

½ cup quinoa
1 lb. or so green beans, trimmed
½ cup or so sliced almonds, toasted
¼ cup EVOO
3 tbsp. white balsamic vinegar
2 tsp. honey
1 clove garlic
handful of fresh basil leaves
zest from 1 lemon

1. Cook quinoa. (In a saucepan, combine quinoa with 1 cup of water. Cover. Bring to a boil. Turn heat down to low and cook for about 15 minutes.)

2. Steam the green beans.

3. Combine EVOO, white balsamic, honey, garlic, basil and lemon zest in food processor and process into dressing-consistency.

4. Combine quinoa, green beans, almonds and dressing in a large bowl. Toss to combine.

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