Italian Inspired Quinoa Salad

Serves 4

½ cup quinoa
15 black olives
6 marinated artichokes, quartered
1 heaped tsp baby capers
15 cherry tomatoes or sundried tomatoes
½ red onion, finely sliced
200g kidney beans
Salt & pepper to season
2 tsp olive oil
1 tbsp white wine vinegar

To cook quinoa place in a saucepan and add 1 cup cold water, bring to the boil then turn down to simmer, cover and cook for 15 minutes until all the liquid has gone. Turn off heat and place a piece of kitchen paper on top then cover and leave to stand until cool.

In a bowl mix the oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. In a separate bowl add all the other ingredients as well as the cooled quinoa, gently combine. Pour over dressing and mix through. Serve on its own or on a bed of salad leaves.

By Georgina from Simply Sumptuous Foods

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