Great Tastes of Manitoba

Asian Quinoa and Mushroom Salad

| Servings: 4-6

Quinoa is an ancient grain and is one of the only grains that is a source of protein.

Ingredients

  • 2 cup (500 mL) water
  • 1 cup (250 mL) quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
  • 2 (2) cloves, garlic minced
  • 2 cup (500 mL) sliced fresh white OR crimini mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) rice vinegar
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) freshly grated ginger
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) sesame oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 (2) carrots, grated
  • 1 (1) red pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  1. In medium saucepan bring 2 cups water to boil.
  2. Add quinoa, reduce heat to medium-low. Cover. Simmer until tender and water is absorbed, about 13 minutes.
  3. In large skillet melt butter over medium-high heat.
  4. Add garlic and mushrooms. Saute until mushrooms are tender, about 6 minutes. Let cool.
  5. In large bowl, whisk together vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil, salt and freshly ground pepper.
  6. Add quinoa, mushroom mixture, carrots, red pepper and parsley. Toss well before serving.

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