OK quinoa lovers, I’ve got another easy and delicious quinoa recipe for you!! I brought this dish to a BBQ the other day and it was quite the hit! It’s super easy to make and is definitely a crowd pleaser; and let’s not forget, it’s healthy too!
1 cup vegetable broth
2 1/2 cups water
2 cups quinoa
Half cucumber, chopped
1 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
1/4 of medium sized red onion, diced
2 stems green onion, chopped
1 cup kalamata olives
1 cup goat’s feta, crumbled (optional)
1/4 cup olive oil
Juice of half a lemon
2 tsp red wine vinegar
1 garlic clove, crushed
Dried oregano and mint ( use according to preference)
Dash of herbamare (optional)
Mix all ingredients into a glass jar, shake and leave in fridge for 1 hr
Bring vegetable broth and water to a boil. Add quinoa, turn heat to medium- low and boil for 12-15 minutes, until quinoa is translucent in color.
Meanwhile, chop and dice all vegetables and add to a bowl. Once quinoa is cooled, add quinoa to veggies and stir. Garnish with olives and cheese, pour in dressing, mix and serve.
**Note- I used approx 1 1/2 cup of quinoa for this recipe and used the remaining for breakfast! I mixed chopped walnuts, sunflower seeds, chopped dried apricot, sprinkled some cinnamon and drizzled maple syrup over the quinoa to make a delicious Quinoatmeal! Yum!!