Quick and Delicious Quinoa Salad



Quick and Delicious Quinoa Salad

If you’re looking for a healthy and satisfying salad that’s quick to prepare and bursting with flavor, our Quick and Delicious Quinoa Salad is the perfect choice. This vibrant salad combines the nutty goodness of quinoa with an array of fresh and colorful vegetables, creating a delightful and nutritious dish that’s perfect for any meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Rinse the quinoa thoroughly under cold water.
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
  3. Add the rinsed quinoa to the boiling water and reduce the heat to low.
  4. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until the quinoa is cooked and the water is absorbed.
  5. Remove from heat and let it cool.
  6. In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red bell pepper, red onion, and fresh parsley.
  7. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  8. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.
  9. Sprinkle crumbled feta cheese on top.
  10. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

This Quick and Delicious Quinoa Salad is a wonderful blend of textures and flavors. The quinoa provides a hearty base, while the vegetables add freshness and crunch. The lemon and olive oil dressing ties it all together with a zesty, Mediterranean flair. Whether you’re enjoying it as a light lunch, a side dish, or a potluck contribution, this salad is sure to be a hit.

Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories: 260, Fat: 11g, Carbohydrates: 32g, Fiber: 5g, Protein: 8g

For a dish that’s as easy to make as it is delicious to eat, give our Quick and Delicious Quinoa Salad a try. With its wholesome ingredients and vibrant flavors, it’s a recipe that’s sure to become a regular on your menu. Enjoy this nutritious and satisfying salad for a quick and tasty meal that will leave you feeling energized and satisfied.

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