Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

by Whiski Business on April 22, 2014

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

salad assemble

The members of the salad assemble!

rinse the quinoa

This is the most important thing you must do, other than eat the salad.

RINSE THE QUINOA!!! At least a few times, otherwise it will be bitter.

YUCK!

rinsed

Bring the broth to a boil, add the RINSED quinoa.

chopped ingredients

The chopped ingredients for the dressing—which is YUMMO!!

Here it is!

yummo

It really is yummo!

chopped members

The some of the members have been chopped!

The final product is absolutely delish!

really good

Seriously—-REALLY GOOD!

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

3 cups chicken or vegetable broth

1 ½ cups quinoa rinsed very well!

2 Tbs dill minced

3 cloves garlic-minced

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Juice of 1 lemon juice

¼ c white wine vinegar

Salt and pepper to taste

1 cup cherry tomatoes

1 English cucumber diced skin on

½ small red onion finely diced

½ cup kalamata olives

½ c artichoke hearts chopped

5 oz feta cheese

Combine the dill, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, salt and pepper in a bowl and whisk. Mix it up and taste for seasoning.

Bring the broth to a boil in large sauce pan. Add the rinsed quinoa and stir well. Bring back to boil then reduce head to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally for 15 to 20 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed. Cool in a large bowl. Add the cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, kalamata olives and artichoke hearts and dressing, toss. Top with the feta cheese.

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