Superfood Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
1/2 cup dry quinoa
1/3 cup red onion, chopped
1 orange, peeled and segments chopped
1 avocado, chopped
1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup pomegranate arils (about 1 pomegranate worth)
1 cup frozen corn, thawed
1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
salt & pepper
For the Lemon Vinaigrette:
2 lemons, juiced (need 1/4 cup juice)
2 garlic cloves, microplaned or finely minced
dash of sweetener (agave nectar, stevia or white sugar)
salt & pepper
6 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Cook quinoa according to package directions. Set aside to cool.
For the Lemon Vinaigrette: combine all ingredients in a jar with a tight fitting lid, and shake to combine. Or, add lemon juice, garlic, sweetener, salt and pepper into a small bowl and whisk in oil.
Combine cooled quinoa with red onion, orange segments, avocado, beans, pomegranate arils, corn, cilantro, salt and pepper. Pour Lemon Vinaigrette over the salad and stir to combine. Serve cold or at room temperature.
Recipe: Lemon Pepper Shrimp Over Pasta
1 (8 ounce) package pasta
1 tablespoon olive oil
6 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup white wine
1 lemon, juiced
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1 pound medium frozen shrimp, tails removed, thawed
1/4 cup butter
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente (approximately 9 minutes). Drain.
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat, and saute garlic about 1 minute. Stir in wine, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes.
Add shrimp and butter to the saucepan. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, until shrimp is done. Stir in the cooked pasta and toss until well coated.
Cilantro Lime Rice
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
2 cups cooked rice
2 tablespoons pine nuts
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
2 tablespoons butter, melted
Juice of 1/2 lime
In a large bowl, combine rice, pine nuts, cilantro, butter and lime juice.
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