Citrus & Basil Quinoa Salad

INGREDIENTS

3 cups quinoa*, cooked

2 Tbsp shallots, minced

1 tsp lemon zest

1 tsp orange zest

2/3 cup fresh orange juice

2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

¼ cup chopped fresh basil leaves

2 tsp olive oil

¼ tsp salt

⅛ tsp pepper

2 cups orange sections 

¼ cup almonds, chopped and toasted

Preparation:   Serves 4

Combine quinoa and shallots in a large bowl; set aside. 

Combine lemon zest and next 7 ingredients (through pepper) in a small bowl; stir well. Pour over quinoa mixture; toss well.

Spoon 1 cup of quinoa salad onto 4 plates. Arrange ½ cup orange sections around the quinoa salad and top with almonds.

*Quinoa is hailed as a “super grain of the future” because it contains more protein, is higher in unsaturated fats and lower in carbohydrates than most grains.