10
Prep Time
30
Cook Time
12
Number of Servings

Quinoa and Grilled Pineapple Salad with Spicy Ginger Citrus Vinaigrette

By: Stephen Forman

Low Sodium Vegan Gluten Free Vegetarian Diabetic Friendly

A delicious and easy to make salad. Ingredients Quinoa, pineapple, Belgian Endive, and home made vinaigrette. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

What you will need:

Salad:

  • 2 C. Dry Quinoa
  • 4 C. Vegetable Broth (lower sodium)
  • ½ Pineapple
  • 1 Whole Belgian Endive
  • 1 Red Pepper

 

Vinaigrette:

 

  • 4 oz Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 oz White Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Medium Orange
  • 1 Lemon
  • 4 Tbsp Ginger, chopped
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Shallots, chopped
  • Small Habanero, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • 12 oz Grapeseed Oil
  • 6 oz Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

What to do:

1.      Cook quinoa in broth until tender – cool.

2.      Slice pineapple ¼ inch thick – grill both sides. Keep tender – cool. Dice pineapple medium size.

3.      Cut Belgian endive across leaves to create slices of lettuce.

4.      Small dice red pepper.

5.      Add all ingredients to a medium size bowl. Put aside to make vinaigrette.

For Vinaigrette:

6.      Zest orange, then cut in half and squeeze juice from orange – save zest and juice – put aside.

7.      Do the same to lemon as in step 6 – put aside.

8.      Place first 9 ingredients of vinaigrette in a 1 quart liquid measuring cup

9.      Using a stick blender, blend ingredients in measuring cup until finely blended together.

10.  While stick blender is still immersed in liquid, slowly pour grapeseed oil in.

11.  Add olive oil into liquid as in previous step 10.

12.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

13.  When vinaigrette is finished, pout into salad and toss well to incorporate vinaigrette evenly to salad.