Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Greek Quinoa Salad

With a strong taste for feta, I concocted this awesome Greek Quinoa Salad that is perfect as a healthy snack or side. Pair it with a grilled chicken breast and call it spa day. 
Recipe after the jump:

1 cup quinoa
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups water

1 red pepper, chopped
1 small red onion, chopped
1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 cup diced english cucumber
1 cup sliced black olives
feta for sprinkling

Whisk together the dressing:
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1 clove garlic, smashed and finely chopped to a paste
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Bring the quinoa, salt, and water to a boil.  Once it's boiling, cover and simmer for fifteen minutes.  In the meantime prepare the salad and dressing (separately from one another).  When the quinoa is done, remove it from the heat, fluff with a fork, and add to a separate bowl.  Allow to cool.  Once cool, add the salad ingredients and toss with the dressing.  Sprinkle with feta and enjoy!

Dressing recipe: Bobby Flay

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