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Quinoa with Tomato, Basil, and Mozzarella Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Sarah Nycum

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/2 cup Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Salt, More To Taste
1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
2 cups Red Quinoa
4 cups Water
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 cup Red Grape Tomatoes, Halved Lengthwise
1 cup Yellow Cherry Tomatoes, Halved Lengthwise
8 ounces, weight Fresh Mozzarella, Cut Into Small Cubes
24 whole Basil Leaves (chiffonade)

Directions:
Directions:
Combine olive oil, balsamic, salt and pepper in a jar. Put on the lid and shake vigorously. Set aside.

Prepare the quinoa by bringing 4 cups of water to a boil, then adding the quinoa. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered for about 15 minutes, or until all the water is absorbed. Pour quinoa out onto a baking sheet and spread into a single layer to cool quickly.

Once the quinoa has cooled to room temperature, throw into a large bowl and toss in the tomatoes and mozzarella. Stir gently while adding 2/3 of the dressing. Stir in the basil. After everything is incorporated, give it a taste; add more dressing if it needs it, or reserve the rest of the dressing for another use. Add more salt and pepper if needed.

NOTE: It's best to make this at least a couple of hours ahead of time and stored in the fridge. Salad will keep in the fridge for 2-3 days; the mozzarella slightly softens as time passes, but it's still delicious!

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
20
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
12

 

 

 

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