Tuesday, May 24, 2011


I have so many recipes saved up to share with you guys that it's overflowing my bookmarks - it's craziness. So I gotta start posting up more and more recipes so I can clear up and organize the bit of chaos I have. Lol. 
I am going to share with you guys a little side-dish that you could do with your entree's. It looks delicious and sounds super-healthy and yummy. 
Give it a shot!

Bon Appetit!

Quinoa & Green Bean Salad
Parsley spruces up this side salad of protein-rich quinoa and crunchy green beans.
Serves: 10

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus 1/4 cup for dressing
1 small onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1 cup quinoa
1-3/4 cups water
1 pound green beans, trimmed {cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces}
1 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
3 tablespoons red-wine vinegar

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and a pinch of pepper. Cook, stirring, until translucent, about 3 minutes. Stir in quinoa and cook for 1 minute. Add water. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook, covered, until water is absorbed, about 16 minutes. Remove from heat. Let stand 10 minutes; fluff with fork. Cool completely, about 25 minutes. 
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add 1 tablespoon salt and beans, cooking until bright green, about 4 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water. 
Combine quinoa, green beans, and parsley. Dress with 1/4 cup olive oil, vinegar, and 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper. 

This recipe is relatively painless...no muss no fuss and would go great as a side dish to turkey. I instantly thought of Thanksgiving when I saw this recipe. 
Let me know what you guys think this side dish would go well with. :) 


{Source: Whole Living Website}

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