Green Bean Quinoa Salad

Ingredients

3 cups Quinoa 3 tsp. Olive Oil 3 Cloves Minced Garlic 6 cups Veggie Stock 1 lb. Green Beans 2 Lemons 1/2 tsp. Salt 1/2 tsp. Pepper 1 1/4 cup Sliced Almonds 1 1/4 cup Craisens 1/2 cup fresh Mint- chopped 1 cup fresh Basil- chopped

Nutritional information

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Instructions

Blanch Green Beans for about 5 minutes- drain and cool with ice water. In a large sauté pan, warm up 3 tsp. Olive Oil- add Garlic and sauté for about 1 minute- add Quinoa and sauté for about 2 minutes- add Veggie Stock and juice from one Lemon- bring to a boil and simmer uncovered for about 15 minutes (Quinoa will become translucent and germ will be visible, watch carefully for doneness)- Cover for 5 minutes and then fluff with a fork. Cool. In a large salad bowl combine the Green Beans, Almonds, Craisens, Mint and Basil. Once Quinoa is cool, add to bowl. Dressing: Mix 1/4 cup Olive Oil with the juice of 1 Lemon, salt and pepper to taste. Mix with salad and serve.