Healthy Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

serves: 6 – size: 1 generous cup – points:+: 5 pts – calories: 140 – fat: 7g – carbs: 14g

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 lemon, squeezed
  • about 10 kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta
  • salt and pepper

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Directions

  1. Rinse quinoa for about 2 min, using your hands.
  2. Fill a medium pot with water, add quinoa and salt to taste and bring to a boil. When the water boils, reduce heat to low and cover, simmer covered 15 min. Remove from heat and keep covered an additional 5 min without lifting the lid, then fluff with a fork and set aside in a large mixing bowl to cool.
  3. While the quinoa cools, dice all the vegetables. Add the red onion, olives, cucumber, tomatoes to the cooled quinoa, and squeeze the lemon over it.
  4. Drizzle the olive oil over the quinoa, then add feta, salt and pepper and toss well. Add more lemon, salt or pepper if needed.

Healthy Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 lemon, squeezed
  • about 10 kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Rinse quinoa for about 2 min, using your hands.
  2. Fill a medium pot with water, add quinoa and salt to taste and bring to a boil. When the water boils, reduce heat to low and cover, simmer covered 15 min. Remove from heat and keep covered an additional 5 min without lifting the lid, then fluff with a fork and set aside in a large mixing bowl to cool.
  3. While the quinoa cools, dice all the vegetables. Add the red onion, olives, cucumber, tomatoes to the cooled quinoa, and squeeze the lemon over it.
  4. Drizzle the olive oil over the quinoa, then add feta, salt and pepper and toss well. Add more lemon, salt or pepper if needed.
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