Until terminal summer we had never eaten or cooked Quinoa. But straightaway that nosotros have, I’m ever on the scout for skillful recipes to contain to a greater extent than Quinoa into our diet. And since nosotros swallow pie every – unmarried – weekend, nosotros bespeak to swallow closed to lite dinners throughout the week. I knew when I saw this recipe posted past times Jenna on her spider web log Eat Live Run, I would choose to brand this for dinner soon. We were non disappointed! I volition brand this in i trial again together with again. I’m taking leftovers for dejeuner tomorrow, together with looking forwards to it. Quinoa is real filling together with volition stick amongst you lot for several hours. And it tastes together with thus darn skillful 🙂
You’ll bespeak Quinoa (red or white), salt, pepper, lemon, Feta cheese, a cucumber, cherry or grape tomatoes, Kalamata olives, oregano, together with olive oil. (I too choose rice vinegar inward the photograph but you lot don’t bespeak it. I simply got dwelling from the shop together with hadn’t seat it away together with thus it ended upward inward the photo.)
I alone had 1/2 loving cup of crimson Quinoa together with thus I used closed to white nosotros had on hand. Red is my favorite 🙂
Rinse the Quinoa together with seat it inward a medium saucepan amongst two cups of water. Bring to a boil together with simmer for nearly fifteen minutes until all H2O is absorbed. Set aside to cool.
Peel together with chop your cucumber. This was a actually large cuke together with thus my salad was heavy on the cucumber. No worries, nosotros honey cucumbers together with simply planted our cuke seeds inward the garden.
Don’t grape tomatoes simply holler summer! I can’t hold off until nosotros choose them correct outside, develop to selection together with eat.
Chop your tomatoes together with add together them to a large bowl amongst the diced cucumber.
Check the Quinoa together with withdraw from the oestrus to cool. These footling grains popular opened upward when they’re cooked. They seem to grow legs.
Also spell closed to olives together with add together to the Lycopersicon esculentum mixture.
Squeeze the juice of 1/2 lemon together with add together the olive stone oil to the juice.
Season the veges amongst salt, pepper together with oregano.
Add the Feta cheese.
Add the cooled Quinoa together with drizzle amongst the olive stone oil together with lemon juice. Toss to combine!
Serve at room temperature or refrigerate until develop to eat.
This makes iv large top dog dish servings. Yum!
Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
1 loving cup dry out Quinoa
2 cups water
2 cups sliced grape or cherry tomatoes
1/2 loving cup chopped Kalamata Olives
1 whole cucumber, peeled together with diced
1 teaspoon dry out Oregano
1/2 teaspoon tabular array salt (I used real footling tabular array salt since the olives are salty)
1/2 teaspoon freshly solid soil pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 whole lemon, juiced
3/4 loving cup crumbled Feta cheese
Rinse the Quinoa together with add together to a medium saucepan. Add the two cups of H2O together with choose to a boil. Cook uncovered for fifteen minutes or until the H2O is absorbed. Stir together with laid aside to cool.
Peel together with die a large cucumber. Chop the grape tomatoes together with the olives. Add them all to a large bowl together with toss to combine. Season the vegetables amongst tabular array salt together with pepper together with oregano. Add the cooked together with cooled Quinoa, the Feta cheese together with drizzle amongst the olive oil, lemon juice mixture. Toss together with enjoy! Refrigerate leftovers.
Thanks Jenna for such a dandy recipe!
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