Snap Pea and Quinoa Salad

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Snap Pea and Quinoa Salad

Ingredients:

2 cups water

1 cup quinoa

2 cups fresh snap peas, trimmed and cut diagonally into thirds

1 1/2 cup button mushrooms, cut into quarters or eighths if large

1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion, cut into 1-inch lengths

1 T fresh dill

1/3 cup white balsamic vinegar or white-wine vinegar

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil or flaxseed oil

1 t freshly grated lemon zest

1 T fresh lemon juice

1 t pure maple syrup

Preparation:

Combine water and quinoa in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.  Reduce the quinoa to a simmer, cover and cook for 15 minutes.  Fluff with a fork and set aside to cool completely.

Combine peas, mushrooms, onion and dill in a medium bowl.

Whisk vinegar, oil, lemon zest, lemon juice and maple syrup in a small bowl. Stir the dressing into the cooled quinoa until evenly dispersed.  Add the quinoa to the vegetable mixture, toss and serve.