Quinoa Sausage Salad
Note: The first time I made this I used Trader Joe's Italian "Sausage-Less Sausage," which at the time I thought tasted really good for a vegan meat replacement. Only later did I find out that this product is not in fact, vegan, as it unfortunately contains eggs. (Can you believe that? Are eggs really necessary there?) I have yet to search for a vegan Italian sausage so for now I will not have any brand recommendations.
-vegan Italian sausage
-a few dashes of rice vinegar
-salt & pepper
-Prepare quinoa according the package directions.
-Saute sausage in a pan with some olive oil and salt until browned.
-Once quinoa and sausage have cooled, mix with tomatoes, green onions, olive oil, a few dashes of rice vinegar, chopped fresh basil, and more salt & pepper.