Quinoa & Yellow Squash with Lemon-Basil Dressing


Quinoa & Yellow Squash with Lemon-Basil Dressing
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Serves: 3
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • 1-2 medium sized yellow squash, cut in ½ slices
  • ½ teaspoon pink salt
  • 1 large lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 teaspoon pink salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons basil, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon oregano, chopped
  1. In a large skillet heat 3 tablespoons olive oil on medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and cook for 5-7 minutes until soft and translucent.
  3. Add the sliced yellow squash to the same pan and season with salt.
  4. Cook about 5 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, in a jar or bowl, combine the lemon zest and juice, salt, pepper, last 3 tablespoons of olive oil, chopped basil and oregano.
  6. Once the quinoa is fully cooked, add to a large bowl.
  7. While still hot, pour the lemon dressing over and toss.
  8. Add the cooked squash and combine.