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Gabrese Salad a.k.a Caprese Quinoa Salad

This simple take on the classic Italian Caprese salad can be used as a side dish or as a main salad for busy weekday lunches. 

Course Main, Side Dish
Cuisine Easy, Summer BBQ
Keyword Easy Salad, Salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Author Gabby Peyton

Ingredients

  • 1 225 g package of Quinoa
  • 10-12 Cherry Tomatoes
  • 12-15 Small/Medium-sized Bocconcini
  • 5-7 Fresh Basil Leaves
  • Dash of Salt and Pepper
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar to drizzle

Instructions

  1. Cook entire package of Quinoa as per instructions on the package, set aside in a large bowl to cool.
  2. Slice Tomatoes in half.
  3. Cut Bocconcini balls in half.
  4. Dice Basil leaves.
  5. Combine all ingredients into the large bowl of Quinoa.
  6. Salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Drizzle generously with EVOO and Balsamic.
  8. Enjoy!