Quinoa Salad Delight



Quinoa Salad Delight

Create a delightful journey for your taste buds with our Quinoa Salad Delight recipe. This nutritious and flavorful dish is a perfect choice for a healthy meal. Packed with protein, fresh vegetables, and a zesty dressing, it’s a satisfying option for lunch or dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of quinoa
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup of red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup of fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup of feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup of Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Rinse the quinoa thoroughly under cold water using a fine-mesh strainer.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the rinsed quinoa and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the quinoa is cooked and the liquid is absorbed.
  3. Remove the cooked quinoa from heat and let it cool to room temperature.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, diced cucumber, red bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, red onion, and fresh parsley.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients: olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  6. Pour the dressing over the quinoa salad and toss gently to coat all the ingredients.
  7. Sprinkle crumbled feta cheese and sliced Kalamata olives on top.
  8. Season with additional salt and pepper if needed.
  9. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Yields: 4 servings

Quinoa Salad Delight is a refreshing and nutritious salad that combines the nutty flavor of quinoa with the crispness of fresh vegetables and the tangy kick of a zesty dressing. Whether you’re looking for a healthy lunch option or a vibrant side dish for dinner, this recipe has you covered. With a perfect balance of flavors and textures, it’s a crowd-pleaser that’s as delicious as it is satisfying. Plus, it’s loaded with protein and essential nutrients, making it a guilt-free choice for any mealtime.

Nutrition Information (per serving):

Calories: 270

Protein: 7g

Carbohydrates: 33g

Dietary Fiber: 5g

Sugars: 3g

Fat: 12g

Saturated Fat: 3g

Cholesterol: 8mg

Sodium: 450mg

Create a memorable dining experience with Quinoa Salad Delight. This salad is not only good for your taste buds but also for your overall health. Enjoy the vibrant colors, the burst of flavors, and the satisfaction of knowing you’re nourishing your body with wholesome ingredients.