Quinoa and Green Bean Salad – Recipe

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)

Cook the green beans in boiling, salted water for 2 minutes, until tender but still crunchy. Rinse under cold water, drain and pat dry. Combine with the quinoa, pecans, parsley, scallions, and mint in a large bowl.
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.