Sunday, April 22, 2012

Quinoa Salad

One of my coworkers brought this salad for a pot luck.  With a couple of quick changes I made it just a little more diabetic friendly.  Thanks Marilyn!

3 cups Raw Broccoli Florets
1 1/2 cup chopped celery
1 cup seedless grapes cut in half
1 can mandarin oranges (drained)
1 large or 2 small shallots small diced
1 cup quinoa cook as directed ..then cooled
1/2 cup chopped pecans

1 cup Mayonaise (made with canola or olive oil)
1/3 cup Agave syrup (can use 1/4 cup splenda if you prefer)
3 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar

I added all ingredients (except the mandarin oranges which will break up if not careful), then tossed lightly to blend in dressing.  It is delicious right away, but even better if chilled and allow the flavors to marry.

Easy Peasy healthy summer salad!