Quinoa Salad with Beets and Garlic Scapes

Quinoa Salad with Beets and Garlic Scapes

Every Thursday morning I take great delight in opening the box of fruits and vegetables delivered by my local CSA.

Among the many advantages of ordering fruit and vegetables from a CSA if you don’t have a home garden, is the opportunity to try produce you wouldn’t pick otherwise. An example would be these garlic scapes.

What is a garlic scape you ask?

I had the same question, so as usual Google came to my rescue. According to About.com Gardening, “Garlic scapes are the “flower stalks” of hardneck garlic plants, although they do not produce flowers.”

Ingredients

  • 4 cups quinoa, cooked
  • ½ cup garlic scapes, thinly sliced
  • 1 large beets, steamed and chopped
  • ½ cup parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • ½ tablespoon honey
  • ½ cup low fat feta cheese, crumbled
Read the whole recipe on Mother RImmy's Cooking Light Done Right