BLT (Bacon, Lemon & Tomato) Quinoa Salad

by Jennifer on September 12, 2011

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Are you ready for another one of my earth-shattering public statements?

I find it completely unacceptable that lightly hitting your elbow against your pretty kitchen aid mixer should hurt THAT much. Ouch!

And result in a bruise.

Who in their right mind would call it a funny bone? Luckily, I had ‘Boo-Boo Ellie’ to help out.

No, you can’t see what  ‘Boo-Boo Ellie’ looks like.

BLT (Bacon, Lemon & Tomato) Quinoa Salad
1 cup cooked quinoa
2 slices of cooked bacon, chopped
5 organic grape tomatoes, sliced in 1/2
1 organic scallion, chopped
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
lemon rind, optional
salt and ground black pepper, optional

1. Cook the quinoa and bacon. Meanwhile, prepare the tomatoes and scallion and set aside.

2. Chop the bacon and add to the tomatoes and scallions. Add the quinoa, lemon juice and vinegar and toss well.

Do you prefer pork or turkey bacon?

Did you enter the whole grain sweepstakes yet?

Laura @ Family Spice September 12, 2011 at 10:31 am

YUM bacon! YUM quinoa! This is a keeper!

Cara @ This Is Where I Come Up With Something Witty September 12, 2011 at 10:35 am

Oh… wow… This is going into the recipe file. How much does this make?

Curt September 12, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Doesn’t that look delicious. Lemon is way better!

They also call it a tickle bone. Still not right!

Lisa @ Life in Green September 12, 2011 at 3:08 pm

I love quinoa salads…definitely going to try this one.

And though I’m not a huge fan of pork…pork bacon is one thing I love.

Fuji Mama September 13, 2011 at 4:59 pm

This is gorgeous and looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it. I’m a huge fan of quinoa.

Jennifer September 13, 2011 at 6:06 pm

Hi Rachael – Quinoa is great for sure. Have you ever put it in chili? nom-nom

Brandon October 17, 2011 at 12:07 am

Yum, I love Quinoa! Usually I just go with tomato and basil in mine, but this looks great! I’ll have to try it sometime…

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