Quinoa Salad with Swiss Chard and Radishes

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa 
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 bunch Swiss chard  
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley 
  • 5 medium to large radishes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1.5 tbsp honey 

Prepare the quinoa according the package.  The secret is to bring the water to a boil then weigh out the quinoa to the gram. Add the quinoa to the boiling water, stir, cover, lower to a simmer and then leave it alone!  After about 12 minutes you will get perfectly fluffy, cooked quinoa! While the quinoa is cooking, prepare the rest of the ingredients.

Chop the chard the parsley and the radishes.

Prepare the dressing by whisking the lemon juice with the oil, salt and honey until everything is dissolved.

Once the quinoa is done, toss it with the chard and half the parsley. The heat from the quinoa will, in essence, cook the chard making it wilt just enough.

After letting it cool for a minute or 2 add the rest of the parsley, radishes and the dressing.  Toss to combine all the flavors.