Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad

1 cup quinoa

2 cups chicken broth

salt, pepper to taste

1/2 cup chopped tomatoes

1/2 large carrot, shredded

1 avocado, diced

1 15 oz. can chickpeas, rinsed

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

1/4 cup chopped parsley

2 T. olive oil

juice of one lime

more salt and pepper if necessary

Soak the quinoa in a pot of cold water for an hour in order to get rid of the bitter taste. (I was in a hurry and didn’t do this, but instead rinsed it three times in a colander. It worked fine.) Bring the chicken broth to a boil and add the quinoa, salt and pepper. Reduce the heat, cover the pot with a lid and let it cook on low heat for about 15 minutes. Remove the cover and fluff up the quinoa with a fork.

Let it cool slightly, then mix it in a bowl with the remaining ingredients. Taste it to see if it needs more seasoning.