Basil, balsamic vinegar, and tomatoes are the basis for a delicious bruschetta. There’s no crispy bread or rich cheese in this recipe but I promise you won’t even miss them when you try our Bruschetta Quinoa. Quinoa is one of the superfoods that everyone has been buzzing about. It’s gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain all nine essential amino acids. Quinoa also has a nutty flavor and provides satiety that is long lasting!
Here’s how to make my Bruschetta Quinoa. You’ll need 1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes, a handful of chopped fresh basil (or 2 TBSP dried if its all you have), 1/2 cup chopped onion (green, red or sweet white will all work), and 1/4 cup finely chopped spicy green peppers (we grow these in our garden so I have an abundance; you could certainly leave out or add a jalapeno or some bell pepper instead). Add the above ingredients to 3-4 cups of cooked quinoa (follow package instructions to cook). We also make this same salad with couscous and it is also delicious. Fold in 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar until it nicely coats the whole salad. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
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