I had two weeks worth of green beans to use so I decided to make a cold salad with some of them. I’ve been meaning to find a good Quinoa recipe too and this seemed like the perfect time. I turned to Gojee.com which sent me to this recipe and it turned out great. It’s a surprisingly elegant salad with lots of refreshing flavor and it’s easy to make.
Quinoa and Green Bean Salad <CLICK
1 1/2 cups green beans, trimmed and chopped into 1/4-inch pieces
2 cups cooked quinoa (just follow the instructions on the box)
1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans
1/2 cup chopped parsley
2 scallions, chopped
2 Tbsp. fresh mint, choppd
3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 garlic clove, minced
Salt and black pepper, to taste (it needs a good amount of salt)
Whisk together the oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper. Pour over the salad and toss to blend. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.