Balsamic and Herb Quinoa Salad

Balsamic and herb quinoa salad with fresh mozzarella cheese, almonds, and lima beans is a hearty side dish or lunch.

Bring 2 cups water, quinoa, and bouillon granules to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes....


  • Salad:
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/2 cup frozen baby lima beans
  • water to cover
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds
  • 3 Campari tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced scallions
  • 2 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into small chunks
  • Dressing:
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons almond oil
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

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