Mediterranian Style Quinoa Salad
A delicious mediteranean style salad featuring one of the most talked about super foods available....quinoa.
It seems as though everyone is just starting to accept quinoa as a mainstream food. We've adopted it as a staple over the past few years and have really enjoyed it, particularly as a rice substitute and in Salad. Below is my "go to" salad recipe featuring quinoa.
*Please note that the quanities listed are those that I prefer, be sure to adjust to your own tastes accordingly.
1 tomato roughly diced
1/2 of a cucumber roughly diced
1-2 cups quinoa
About 10 Kalmata olives, sliced. (If you don't have Kalmata Olives feel free to use black ones)
1/2 of a red onion roughly diced
A few handfuls of spinach leaves
1/2 cup feta cheese
A few tbs Olive Oil (optional)
1-2 tbs Balsamic vinegar (optional)
1.) Cook the quinoa as you would rice. (1 part quinoa to 2 parts water)
2.) Add all the vegetables, olives and feta to the cooked quinoa. (The quinoa can be either warm or chilled, it simply depends on your preference)
3.) The Kalmata olives and feta should provide ample flavor for this meal, however if you want a bit more, mix the olive oil and balsamic into the salad as well.
That's it, it's a super easy salad to make and it is surprisingly tasty. I always make more than I need so as to have a hot salad for dinner and a cold one for lunch the next day.
If you are interested in any of my other recipes please feel free to check them out.
Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken Breast
Butternut Squash Soup
Asian Stir Fried Beef Over Rice
Making Your Own Bread: It is that Easy!
Home Made Pizza Sauce Recipe
Easy Tomato Past Sauce Recipe
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