1 Large Salad
1 cup cooked Quinoa
1/4 cup Bell Pepper (Red, Yellow or Orange), chopped
1 Tablespoon Red Onion, finely chopped
2 Large Romaine Leaves, chopped
1/3 cup Cucumbers, chopped and salted (I prefer English Cucumbers because they are crunchier)
1/4 of an Avacado, sliced and sprinkled with Smoked Paprika
1/4 cup Cherry Tomatoes, sliced in halves
2 tsp Olive Oil
2 tsp Balsamic Vinegar
Cook Quinoa per box instructions (Red or White) (I suggest using Vegetable Broth instead of water for more flavor)
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and stir!
If you want to create extra Vinaigrette, you can wisk the Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar in a bowl first and pour into a glass jar to keep. Otherwise, if you are just making the one salad, you can pour each directly on top and stir in.
Salt and Pepper to taste
All of these items are measured to my liking, so feel free to play around with the amounts of each to fit your desired taste. You can also substitute the vegetables with your favorites!
**If you do not like Balsamic Vinegar, feel free to use freshly squeezed lemon juice instead.