Looking for a hearty salad or side dish that full of veggies and healthy grains? This Fresh Cilantro Lime Quinoa Salad is my gluten free take on tabouleh, and it's allergy friendly! Gluten-free, dairy free, peanut freeMakes about 4 cups
Prepare quinoa according to package directions and allow to cool a bit.
While the quinoa is cooling, chop your vegetables
Mix together the quinoa, jicama, bell pepper, tomato, cucumber, cilantro, green onions, and lime zest until well blended. Add in 1/2 of the dressing recipe below (about 3 Tablespoons) and mix again until blended. Enjoy immediately or chill to set flavors.
Place all ingredients in a small food processor, blender, or magic bullet and process until mixed well. Use half for the Quinoa salad, and save the rest for another salad.
Scraping out the seeds/liquid from tomatoes and cucumbers is optional, but it keeps your salads from getting soggy, especially if you will not be eating the entire salad at one time. The ground chia seed in the dressing helps to thicken and emulsify the dressing. You can add more if you want it to be thicker