Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Easy Summer Quinoa Salad

Happy Hump Day, friends! Today I'm sharing a super yummy and easy summer salad recipe (of course this can be made at any time of the year, but summer is so close so I'm going with that)

If you've been around for some time, then you know I love me some quinoa! My kids even use to love to quinoa but I'm not really sure what happened because now, not so much, and the hubby, well he deals when I make it but not his first choice (or second, or third LOL)

I love salads and am always looking for ways to change them up.  I thought the other day how yummy quinoa would taste with a greek salad.  I didn't have all the ingredients to make this totally a greek salad but it still works, and is still really good.

I made a big batch of this then ate it all week for lunch, it was sooo good.





What you need:

For the pasta:

1 cup of dry quinoa
handful of cherry tomatoes
1 cucumber cut up
1/2 small onion
Feta cheese crumbled (as much as you like)

For the dressing:

3 tbsp of olive oil
1 tbsp of red wine vinegar
salt + pepper
oregano (as much as you like)


What to do:

Cook 1 cup quinoa with 2 cups of water in a saucepan according to directions (I boil then cover and bring to a simmer for about 10 minutes)

As your quinoa cooks, cut up your cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, onion and feta - set aside




Once quinoa is done, place in a bowl and put in the fridge (I want it to stop cooking and be cool for when I add everything in - this is a cold salad)




While the quinoa is in the fridge cooling, make your dressing by combining all ingredients into a smaller bowl.


Take the qunioa out of the fridge, add in your chopped fruits/veggies/cheese then mix in the dressing. 

Enjoy!

This would make a great side dish to bring to a BBQ or to have for a weeknight family dinner, or you can eat it everyday for lunch like me :)






*linking up with Jessi's Design for what's hap-"pinning" Wednesday

3 comments:

  1. Girl, I STILL haven't tried quinoa. This sounds easy, though, so maybe I should start with this?? And SUPER stupid question - where is quinoa in the grocery store?? Is it fresh, canned, boxed?? OMG I sound like such an idiot! Lol.

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  2. Ohhhh!!! Yummy! I'll be making this asap!! Thanks, girl!!!

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