Thai Quinoa Salad

Ingredients for dressing:

1 tbsp. sesame seeds

1 tsp. chopped garlic

1 tsp. lemon, fresh juiced

3 tsp. apple cider vinegar

2 tsp. tamari, gluten-free

¼ cup tahini (sesame butter)

1 pitted date

½ tsp. salt

½ tsp. toasted sesame oil

Ingredients for salad:

1 cup of quinoa, steamed

1 large handful of arugula

1 tomato, sliced

¼ red onion, diced

Directions:

In a small blender, add the following: ¼ cup + 2 tbsp. filtered water, then the rest of ingredients. Blend. Steam 1 cup of quinoa in a steamer or rice cooker, then set aside. Combine, quinoa, arugula, sliced tomatoes, diced red onion, onto a serving plate or bowl, add Thai dressing, and hand mix with a spoon and serve.

Photographed by Alli Shepherd.