Red Quinoa Chick Pea Salad with Tomato and Avocado

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Delicious and healthy salads that are crunchy are my favorites. I think that I like to make these salads extra crunchy to satisfy my craving for crunchy foods. Crunchy salads keep me away from nachos and chips! I used red quinoa, which is not only so healthy but it tastes wonderful. I added chick peas (another favorite of mine), scallions and radishes to the quinoa, then topped it with a lemony dressing. To serve it, I placed the salad on greens surrounding with tomato and avocado.

So good so easy. You can also add to this salad to make it more filling by topping with drained canned tuna or grilled ahi tuna or shrimp. Just use your imagination and taste buds! I didn't add any salad dressing—I just mix up the quinoa, which has a dressing, with the greens. If you like to sprinkle a little balsamic dressing go ahead. I'm partial to Our Favorite Balsamic Dressing!

1 cup Red Quinoa, cooked according to package instructions

1/4 cup olive oil

juice of one lemon

2 clove garlic, crushed

1 tablespoon Sesame Tahini

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/4 cup red pepper, chopped

4 scallions, slice, just the white ends

1/4 cup radishes

1 avocado, thinly sliced

1/4 cup sliced cherry tomatoes


Good Dinner Mrs Mellen

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