Healthy Recipes
Authored By:  Polly Pitchford, Full Spectrum Health™
The toasted sesame oil makes this salad irresistable.
Diet Types: Vegan, Vegetarian
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup fresh corn off the cob
  • 1 cup snow peas, cut into 1/2
  • 1/2 cup carrots, diced
  • 1/2 block firm tofu, crumbled
  • ½ cup onions, diced
  • ¼ cup Ume Plum Vinegar (umeboshi vinegar)
  • 2 tablespoons Brown Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Mirin
  • 2 tablespoons toasted Sesame Oil
  • ½ cup minced green onions
  • Serves: 4
    Cooking Time: 30 minutes - one hour
    Instructions:
    Crumble tofu and mince onion. Toss together in a bowl and sprinkle with umeboshi vinegar. Marinate for 30 minutes. Rinse Quinoa. Place in pot with water and salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer 15-20 minutes, adding the veggies on top, the last 5 minutes of cooking time. Place vinegar, Mirin, toasted Sesame Oil and green onions in a small pan and heat over low heat just to warm. Remove from heat. Spoon cooked Quinoa into a big bowl and allow to cool slightly. Add the tofu/onion mixture and the marinade. Toss well. Let sit for at least 15 minutes to allow the flavors to mingle.

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