Church lunch

Sunday, November 10, 2013

We had so much fun, great speakers and good food. They served lasagna which I didn't want to even try. So I made a big quinoa salad. lol most people don't even know what quinoa is. SO surprising. I just wanted to share the recipe I used, it is SO GOOD!
I combined 3 different recipes.

I tried for the first time soaking the apples in ice cold water and 1/2 c apple cider vinegar and 1/2 c pineapple juice, I didn't have any lemons or limes or oranges. I cored the apples threw them in and then sliced them after and returned the smaller pieces to the cider mixed water.

1.5 c cooked red quinoa (much better that the golden)
4 apples cut in bite sized pieces
4 celery stalks diced
1 bunch cilantro leaves chopped
1/2 c toasted pecans
2 tBS red onion minced
Mix together with dressing.
Blend in blender or small food processor
1/2 c plain greek yogurt
1/4 c honey
1/4 c apple cider vinegar
1/8- 1/4 jalapeƱo depending how hot you want it
2 TBS cilantro
pinch of kosher salt
Mix together and pour over quinoa mix.

IT IS DELICIOUS!! And the apples stay so crispy after soaking in the apple cider.
Even the next day it is so good.
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    I have some red quinioa at home and I thikn I have the other ingredients too. I will have to make some of this afterI get home from the hospital. Just a note..quinioa really REALLY needs to be well rinsed before cookiing. It can be bitter and it can have pieces of sand in it.which is most definitely a"crunch" you can foreo.
    1528 days ago
    It was a bad idea for me to read this while hungry. emoticon

    I'll be on the lookout for red quinoa. I've only tried the golden, which I'm not really a fan of (exception: a friend's savory quinoa salad. That was good!)
    1528 days ago
    Wow! That sounds awesome! I love quinoa and I prefer the red also.
    1529 days ago
    Ooo, this sounds interesting. DH might even like it because of the jalapeno. I haven't tried the red quinoa yet so maybe I will save it try in this recipe Thanks for sharing!
    1529 days ago
    sounds good, I will copy it and give it a try, Thanks, My DH would turn his nose up, but what does he know emoticon
    1529 days ago
    The pecans are the only thing high in fat, calories not so much, but it is a healthy meal and FILLING which is great.....and it's like 5 servings!

    1529 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/10/2013 8:07:06 PM
    Looks delicious! It is very high in calories, at least the brand i was going to purchase.
    A lot of people eat it, on spark though so it must be worth the nutritional hike.
    1529 days ago
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