Last week I was invited to a July 4th party and was asked to bring a side. Because I knew several of the guests were watching their gluten intake, I decided to make a quinoa salad. Do you know about quinoa? It’s the darling of the food world right now. Actually a seed, it’s considered a great ‘grain’ replacement for those who can’t eat gluten. It’s a great source of protein and fiber. Use it in any recipe where you’d normally use couscous or pasta. One of my friends has substituted it in my Orzo, Feta and Tomato Salad to rave reviews.
This recipe is quick, delicious and oh so healthy. A salad of quinoa, tomatoes, olives, peppers and Vidalia onions, tossed in an olive oil/red wine vinegar vinaigrette – so nice and light. A great dish to have in your repertoire – whether you need a gluten-free salad , or not.