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Ensalada Con Quinoa De Peru

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Category: Mexican, Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 2 c Raw Quinoa
  • 2 qt Plus 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 c Lime Juice
  • 2 Aji chiles; fresh, stems
  • -and seeds removed chop fine
  • 2/3 c Olive Oil
  • 2 md Cucumbers; peeled, seeded
  • -cut into 1/2" cubes
  • 1 lg Tomato; seeds removed, cubed
  • 8 Green Onions; white only
  • -thinly sliced
  • 1/3 c Italian Parsley;fresh, mince
  • 1/3 c Mint; fresh minced
  • Salt and Black Pepper TT
  • 2 Heads of Bibb Lettuce;shred


3 Eggs;hard boiled,slice thin
2 Fresh Ears of Corn; cooked
-and cut into 2" rounds
1 c Black Olives; thickly sliced

Rinse the quinoa under cold running water until the
water runs clear. Combine the quinoa with the water,
bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 10
minutes, or until all the grains are translucent.
Drain, transfer the quinoa to a bowl and chill.
Whisk together the lime juice, the chiles, and the
olive oil and set aside.
Combine the quinoa, cucumbers, tomato, green onions,
parsley, and mint and mix gently. Pour the lime juice
mixture over the top and toss again. add salt and
freshly ground black pepper to taste.
To serve the salad, place a mound of shredded Bibb
lettuce on 6 or 8 individual plates and garnish with
any or all of the suggested garnishes.

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