Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Yum,Yum, fabulous! This is a dump-and-stir salad. It's so easy and delicious, I dare you not to stand and eat it with a spoon straight out of the serving bowl! It's even better the next day.......if it lasts that long. BTW if you have never tried quinoa, do it! So good for you.

So here's where the food fight comes in. I'm in a contest over at 20 Minute Supper Club to win some great Kitchen Aid goodies. **Edited* I won! Thanks for your support:)

Sensational Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

1 cup quinoa, cooked ( Same method as rice but rinse realllly well)
1 can lentils, (19oz) drained
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons fresh mint, minced (or 1T dry but fresh is sooo much better)
2 Tablespoons fresh dill, minced (or 1T dry but fresh is sooo much better)
1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced
1/3 cup green onion, minced
1 green or red pepper, chopped
1 stalk of celery, chopped finely
1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup of black olives, sliced
1 tomato diced
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or almonds or pecans or sunflower seeds
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice

Mix everything together, adding the lemon juice and oil last! Salt to taste:)

: This salad is very versatile and can be made with various substitutions. Add some chopped cucumbers or throw in some mandarin oranges. Use your imagination or what you have in the refrigerator.


Andrea on Third Street said...

Yum and done!

Karen said...

This looks delicious!!!!..... Thanks for sharing.

Quinoa Diet said...

This quinoa salad looks very yummy.
I love all these vegetables.
I'm sure it's tasty too.

Ruth H. said...

This looks so delicious and versatile! (and healthy, too!) Thank you for sharing it!

Anonymous said...

I found this recipe looking for ways to use Quinoa other than eating it with eggs (like grits). This is so good and I take some with me for lunch almost every day. Thank you thank you! If you make it with cheddar instead of feta, substitute vinegar for the lemon juice and it's really nice.