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Lemon Marinated Vegetable Salad with Quinoa

Lemony Marinated Vegetable Salad

This is a delicious marinated vegetable salad that is perfect for spring. Using a lemony dressing to marinate the veggies over night you then add you quinoa for the perfect healthy side dish.

Author Denise Wright (MyLifeCookbook.com)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 small cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 6 cups of chopped fresh vegetables (pick crunchier hearty vegetables that will hold up to the marinade)
  • 2 - 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • chopped cilantro or parsley to garnish optional

Instructions

  1. Make your quinoa and let cool.
  2. Chop your vegetables and add to a large bowl. Choose from cabbages, yellow squash, carrots, radishes, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, asparagus, etc.
  3. In a separate bowl mix your lemon juice, zest, olive oil, garlic, oregano and salt. Whisk well.
  4. Toss your veggies with the dressing and refrigerate over night.
  5. Then next day mix your quinoa with your marinated vegetables and let set in the refrigerator for an hour.
  6. You can also eat the veggies without the quinoa as a salad or on top of a sandwich as a slaw.
  7. Top with chopped cilantro, parsley or basil if you wish.
  8. Other possible add in depending on your taste are: feta cheese, greek olives, blue cheese, roasted nuts, chicken, shrimp, pasta, rice, and so on.