Pumpkin Quinoa Salad

October 4, 2011 9:29:39 AM PDT
October is a popular time of the year for pumpkins! Beth Aldrich, the author of the new cookbook "Real Moms Love to Eat" (due out January 2012) says pumpkins are a very healthy fall favorite and are very versatile.

Cook quinoa just like you would cook rice, then fluff it with a fork and add a small handful (about 1/4 cup) of pumpkin or sunflower seeds, a chopped carrot or other root vegetable, and a sprinkle of fresh parsley or cilantro if you have some around.

Dress it with 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 tablespoon vinegar, and a dash of salt and pepper to taste.