Quinoa Salad with Smokey Bear Dressing

Quinoa Salad with Smokey Bear Dressing

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Is it weird that the entire time I was enjoying this bowl of quinoa salad I was thinking of Smokey the bear ?

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Only you can prevent forest fires…

Oh my gosh, blast from the past.

But this recipe isn’t about bears, or forest fires, or PSA’s from 1950, sorry to disappoint.

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This recipe is about smoky dressing that pairs nicely with quinoa, beans, and is great heated up, too.

It has a smokey BBQ flavor with a slight kick at the end.

If smokey the bear could pick his favorite dressing, I think he’d choose this one.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup unpasteurized honey or agave nectar *see note
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoon onion
  • 1 tablespoon gluten-free mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon Herbamare
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • dash of freshly ground pepper
Read the whole recipe on Healthful Pursuit