Quinoa Caprese Salad
Ingredients for Quinoa Caprese Salad
2 cups of cooked and cooled quinoa
1 cup mixed greens (baby spinach or baby kale), rough chopped
12 cherry sized mozzarella balls, quartered
12 cherry or grape sized tomatoes, quartered
4 to 6 bunches fresh basil, rough chopped
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons each fresh lemon juice and zest
coarse salt and pepper, to taste
Directions for Quinoa Caprese Salad
In a large bowl, place the quinoa, mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil.
In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Pour over the ingredients from step 1. Add a few pinches of salt and a couple turns of freshly cracked pepper, toss together.
Just prior to serving the salad add the chopped greens. Toss again, then your are ready to plate the salad. Top each serving with a light drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Mangia!