GREAT Summer Salad Recipe

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  1. Jem

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    Oh, man. I just made this salad, and it's EXCELLENT. I've had two bowls already. It's easy to make, too.

    3 cups of cooked Quinoa
    1 package of frozen corn, with about 3 T of butter on it
    1 red pepper (I used a handful of frozen chopped peppers from Trader Joe's)
    1 carrot grated (or about 5 small mini-carrots)
    2 cloves of garlic, crushed
    1 lemon or lime, squeezed over ingredients
    1/4 cup of roasted pine nuts or chopped up almonds
    salt/pepper to taste

    Just mix everything together. I'll probably have another bowl before I go to bed. It's great warm-I haven't tried it cold. It makes a large bowl for digging into.
     
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    I love Quinoa, thanks!
     
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    I hate to ask this, but what is Quinoa?
     
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    Sounds yummy!

    Brigidy - quinoa is a grain (well, technically speaking it's actually a seed but it's eaten like a grain, kind of like a tomato is technically a fruit but we consider it to be a vegetable because of how we eat it). They might have it at our regular grocery store. If not, try a place like Whole Foods or a natural food store.

    It's packed with protein and other nutrients as well as fiber and is kind of a "hip" grain at the moment due to its high nutritional value and tasty flavor. Plus it's gluten free so that helps people on a gluten free diet.
     
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    The recipe originally called for brown rice, which I thought we had but we did not. So we threw this in instead. That was the best idea ever! The texture is so fluffy and smooth-much nicer than a crunchy rice. I'm going to have some breakfast...
     
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    Thanks! I'm going to look for the quinoa, if not I will use the brown rice. It sounds good.
     
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    I really liked the recipe and am going to try this one. Thanks!
     

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