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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad - a versatile healthy and very nutritious recipe that can be served hot as a side dish or cold as a terrific alternative to pasta salad.

Serves: Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 1 cu

p quinoa

  • ½ tsp salt

  • 1½ cups water

  • 2 diced tomatoes

  • 1 cup diced bell peppers

  • 1 cup diced cucumber

  • 1 cup chopped kalamata olives

  • ¼ cup chopped green onion

For the Lemon Oregano Dressing

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 tbsp honey

  • juice and finely minced zest of one lemon

  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh oregano (or 1 tbsp dried oregano)

  • ½ tsp kosher salt

  • ½ tsp black pepper

Instructions

  1. Bring the water, salt and quinoa to a boil over low heat.

  2. Cover and simmer slowly for 15 to 20 minutes until the grains are cooked but still a little firm to the bite.

  3. Remove from heat and add the tomatoes, peppers, cucumber, olives and green onion.

  4. Toss everything together with the Lemon Oregano Dressing.

For the Lemon Oregano Dressing

  1. Whisk together the olive oil, honey, lemon zest, oregano, salt and pepper.

  2. Pour over the salad while warm and toss very well.

Notes

Can be served as a hot side dish or as a cold lunch or side salad.

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