May 14th, 2012 | Quinoa Mustard & Agave Bean Salad
So if you saw my Mother’s Day post yesterday, I mentioned this amazing salad. This is one of my new favourites and it was really easy to make. You can make the dressing days, or weeks in advanced.
It’s a chilled salad – perfect for a warm day either as lunch or a side at dinner. It can be surprisingly filling. The dressing is the real star of this recipe. I used some of it the next day on a salad with lettuce, corn, bacon bits and hardboiled eggs. I think it’s my new favourite salad. It could be a side or even a full lunch.
♥ 1/3 c grapeseed oil
♥ 1/4 tsp dijon mustard
♥ 3/4 tsp mustard
♥ 1 tbsp + 1/4 tsp agave syrup
♥ 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
♥ 1 tbsp lemon juice
♥ Dried spices – lemon & pepper seasoning, garlic powder, mustard seed, sesame seeds, salt and pepper.
♥ 1 bag green beans, cooked and then chilled
♥ 1 package gourmet grape tomatoes (yellow, orange, red, etc)
♥ 1/4 c quinoa
Pour as much dressing as you like over the salad and let it marinate for half an hour to an hour in the fridge so that the beans really absorbe the flavour. Serve chilled. I used almost all of the dressing when I made this. It was a huge hit. It’s the perfect combination of sweet & tanginess.