4 ingredient quinoa caprese salad

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If you’re in the mood to throw something together that is healthy and delicious, this 4 ingredient salad will stand up to that craving.

you will need:
large pot
1 package of quinoa
Mozzarella cheese log from Trader Joe’s
Fresh basil
Tomatoes
Chicken broth
Balsamic vinegar

directions:

I like to use quinoa from Trader Joe’s.

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1.) Cook the quinoa according to the package. I like to cook the quinoa in chicken broth for a little bit more flavor. Cooking the quinoa in the broth is entirely optional. You can always just use water.

2.) While the quinoa is cooking, slice up pieces of the cheese; how big and how much cheese to slice is entirely up to you. If you like a lot of cheese, add more. Set aside when finished chopping.

3.) Chop up the fresh basil, about 1 cup. Set aside.

4.) Chop up the tomatoes. (Similar thing as the cheese.) I like tomatoes, so I tend to add a lot. You can use any kind of tomatoes. When I’ve used grape tomatoes, I just cut them in half. Set aside.

5.) After the quinoa cooks, remove from the heat.

6.) Stir the quinoa and add the: cheese, basil and tomatoes to the pot. Stir the ingredients together.

7.) Season with salt & pepper to taste.

I like to sprinkle my salad with about 1 tsp. of fancy balsamic vinegar.

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