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Red Quinoa Salad

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

How to Cook Quinoa

Cook quinoa as instructed on the package or:

Combine 1 cup red quinoa & 2 cups water, bring to boil, turn down heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until water absorbs.



Black beans ¼ can

3 springs of freshly chopped mint

½ cup of feta cheese

¼ cup of chopped green or kalamata olives

1 – 2 tbsp toasted pine nuts

1 tbsp of freshly chopped dill or green fennel

½ tsp salt

Pepper to taste

Let the quinoa cool for just a few minutes. Toss all the ingredients together with quinoa and season well with salt, pepper or a squeeze of lemon juice. Serve with flaky white fish like cod or halibut, chicken or a vegetarian course.

Tips & Tricks:

Watch out for salt and add it slowly – both olives and feta cheese are salty and will add flavor to quinoa salad once they are mixed in.

Add a splash of olive oil or balsamic vinegar or both to the salad – experiment with flavors and herbs you like.