Caprese Quinoa Salad

I love summer meals because they can be created so easily with fresh flavorful ingredients. Quinoa is so good for you and takes on whatever flavors you want, be it southwest or italian style. This recipe is inspired by Megan's Cookin.  I hope you enjoy this healthy and delicious take on the italian caprese salad!

Caprese Quinoa Salad

2 cups cooked quinoa
1 pint cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
8 oz fresh mozzarella (use mozzarella pearls or cut into small slices)
15 large basil leaves, sliced into ribbons
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp fresh black pepper
2 to 3 tbs extra virgin olive oil

1. Cook quinoa according to package directions and let cool completely.
2. Once cool, add tomatoes, cheese basil, salt and pepper to quinoa.
3. Drizzle olive oil on top and toss gently.
4. Serve immediately or refrigerate to allow flavors to meld together.


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