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Watercress Quinoa Salad


  • 3 cups quinoa that has been soaked in 6 cups of water for at least 6 hours and rinsed.
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • 1 large bunch watercress
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds, soaked
  • ⅓ cup lemon juice
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 tsp mustard powder
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh dill, minced

Watercress Quinoa Salad:

Place soaked, rinsed and drained quinoa with 6 cups water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat, simmer for 15-20 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

Mix carrots, cucumber, dill, and red onion into quinoa.

Dressing: Whisk together lemon juice, oil, mustard and honey. Mix into Quinoa and vegetable mixture.

When ready to serve, toss in the watercress and the sunflower seeds.  (If watercress is not available, you may substitute young spinach, parsley or cilantro depending on what you like.)

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