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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
Very yummy and one of our family’s favs!
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup quinoa, uncooked
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 small English cucumber, chopped
1 small red onion, cut crosswise in half, thinly sliced
1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil Greek Feta Dressing, divided
10 cups of torn romaine lettuce
1/2 cup of feta cheese
(I make my own vinaigrette salad dressing with 1/3 cup of olive oil, 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, heaping teaspoon of dijon mustard, 1 clove of minced garlic, salt and pepper)
Rinse quinoa unless the packaging says it’s unnecessary. Doing this gets rid of the bitterness. Bring broth and quinoa to boil in saucepan on high heat, simmer on medium-low heat for 15 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed. (You can also tell it’s done when it develops a tiny white ring around the grain.) Cool.
Combine tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions in medium bowl. Add 1/4 cup of dressing, toss to coat.
Cover platter with lettuce, top with quinoa, tomato mixture, cheese and remaining dressing.
I usually serve it with grilled chicken and you got yourself a healthy, filling meal. Also, it’s looks very impressive served on a large, rectangular platter. I wish I had a picture, but I don’t! Next time I make it I’ll definitely take a picture.
Are you showing up in any new places? Love quinoa? Hate it? Haven’t tried it yet?