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Easy Quinoa Salad

Tired working mom seeks easy.

Since I’m now on a mission to eat something for dinner that I’m proud of, tonight I made my easy, healthy, but most importantly delicious and kid friendly quinoa salad.  This takes about 5 minutes of prep and 15 minutes to cook, and the beauty is that it’s really versatile and easy to tailor it to your family’s tastes.

Most people I’ve talked to have told me their kids go cuckoo for quinoa.  This is true for one of my children.  My daughter chose to eat dill pickles for dinner instead.  To each their own. It’s usually hit or miss with that one.

Here’s how I made mine, but feel free to improvise because it’s pretty delicious no matter what you put in it.

Mere’s Quinoa Salad
1 cup Quinoa
1 1/4 cup water
A handful of dried cherries
A bigger handful of cashews
8 can of kidney beans
1 apple, peeled, cored and diced
1/2 (8 oz) bottle of goddess salad dressing

Prepare your quinoa as instructed on the package.

While that’s cooking, dice up your apple.  Once the quinoa is finished, put it in a large bowl and add all your other ingredients.  Mix it up and eat it all-y all.  You might want to refrigerate it for a bit before you eat it, but it’s good warm too.

The end.

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