Holy Smoke Quinoa Salad
- 2 Cups Quinoa (Uncooked, I used Red Quinoa)
- 1 ½ Cups Cauliflower Florets
- ½ Cup Sugar Snap Peas (Cut into half inch pieces)
- ¼ Cup Watermelon Radish (Quartered and Shaved)
- 1 ½ Tbsp. Green Onion (Thinly Sliced)
- 1 ½ Tbsp. Parsley (Minced)
- 1 Clove Garlic (Minced)
- 2 Tbsp. White Wine Vinegar
- 4 Tbsp. Holy Smoke Smoked Olive Oil (Plus More For Roasting)
- ½ Tbsp. Holy Smoke Smoked Smoked Honey
- ½ Tbsp. Wholegrain Mustard
- Holy Smoke Smoked Sea Salt
- Holy Smoke Smoked Black Pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit to roast the cauliflower. If you like raw cauliflower, you can omit this step. Toss cauliflower with Holy Smoke Smoked Olive Oil, Holy Smoke Smoked Sea Salt, and Holy Smoke Smoked Black Pepper to taste and roast the cauliflower on a baking sheet for 6 minutes for small florets, 8 minutes for medium florets. Remove from oven and let cool. I also tossed a little bit of curry powder with the cauliflower before I roasted mine because I like the flavor profile of cauliflower and curry, but that is certainly optional.
Rinse the quinoa until the water runs clear. Boil the quinoa in 6 cups of water for about 9 minutes or until just done and immediately strain and run under cold water until it is room temperature. In this recipe I don't like the quinoa al dente because it is served cold.
In a large mixing bowl, combine white wine vinegar, garlic, Holy Smoke Smoked Honey, and wholegrain mustard. While whisking vigorously, slowly drizzle Holy Smoke Smoked Olive Oil until it is fully emulsified.
In the bowl that the vinaigrette is in, combine the quinoa, cauliflower, sugar snap peas, watermelon radish, green onion, and parsley. Season with Holy Smoke Smoked Sea Salt and Holy Smoke Smoked Black Pepper to taste and toss.
This recipe is definitely not traditional for Thanksgiving, which is why I decided to make it. It brings a nice light and bright contrast to the heavier foods that most of us are used to on our most thankful of days. You can also substitute any raw or roasted vegetables for the ones that I chose. You can also substitute other vinegars or lemon juice as well. Have fun with it and enjoy!