Quinoa Salad With Arugula Pesto, Tomatoes and Corn – East Bay Times – California News

Quinoa Salad With Arugula Pesto, Tomatoes and Corn – East Bay Times – California News

When I invite people to a party these days, the RSVPs usually come with a list of dietary restrictions. I want to make something that everyone can enjoy, whether it be vegetarian, gluten-free or dairy-free, and I’ve found that going vegan increases the likelihood of pleasing everyone.

I created this quinoa dish as a variation on a couscous or pasta salad, which both have gluten. Quinoa is a seed and some people don’t like it because it can be bitter. But if rinsed properly and cooked like rice, it is delicious and its high-protein content is a bonus. If you still don’t like it, you can substitute amaranth (for your Paleo friends), rice or a rice pasta.

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