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Citrus Basil Quinoa Salad

Updated: Jun 7, 2018

Quinoa Salad

Straight from Detoxinista | Serves: 4 | Time: ~25 min


Quinoa Salad

1 1/2 cups dry #quinoa

3 cups water

1 cup Orange Basil Dressing

1/2 cup finely diced red onion

1 #cucumber, chopped

2 cups fresh #spinach

1 #RedBellPepper, chopped

freshly chopped basil , to taste


Orange Basil Dressing

1/2 cup orange juice

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

1/2 cup olive oil

1/4 cup tightly packed fresh basil

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 tbsp honey (I subbed agave to make vegan)


Combine the dry quinoa and water in a medium saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce the heat, allowing the quinoa to cook for 15 minutes, or until all of the water is absorbed. Remove from the heat, and fluff with a fork.

To prepare the Orange Basil Dressing, combine all of the ingredients in a blender, and blend until completely smooth and emulsified. Adjust the flavor to taste, if desired.

Transfer the quinoa to a large bowl and toss with the Orange Basil Dressing and chopped vegetables. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and allow to marinate in the fridge for at least an hour before serving.

What I ate and drank today (4/9/2018)

96 oz of water

3 cups of decaf

Spoonful of peanut butter

Piece of cheese

Citrus basil quinoa salad


~2.5 miles of walking

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