Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sample Day and Quinoa Salad a Big Success

The Quinoa Salad Sample Table
On Tuesday, kids were given a chance to try quinoa. It was served in a quinoa salad, garnished with cucumber in small sample cups. Kid scould also see different kids of quinoa and what it looked like befor eit was cooked.  ost kids tried it and by a slim majority most liked it!
The quinoa was a nice addition to this lunch

Lots of kids came back for seconds and a few asked that we give their parents the recipe which is posted below. Many, many thanks to our food service department for making sample day possible!

Quinoa Salad with Cucumber Rounds
3 cups        Water
1.5 cups    Quinoa, rinsed
1/4 cup    red onion cut into small dice
1/2 cup    diced celery (equal size to onion)
1/4 cup    dried cranberries
1 1/2 t     salt
1/4 t        white pepper
1/2 cup    Balsamic Vinaigrette
2 cucumber slices each, for garnish
Prepare Quinoa according to recipe.
Let Cool.
Dice red onion, celery. Plump cranberries in hot, tap water.
Drain cranberries and cool. Combine all vegetables with cooled quinoa.
Salt and Pepper
Pour Vinaigrette over quinoa/vegetable mixture.
Toss well. Refrigerate and serve chilled.

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