Wednesday, January 21, 2015

quinoa tabbouleh

This very healthy and filling salad also makes a great side dish for chicken. You can make ahead of time and chill or you can serve it at room temperature. From Food Network Magazine
serves 8


1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed and drained
salt and freshly ground black pepper
¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
¼ cup olive oil
1 cup thinly sliced scallions (green onion) white and green parts
1 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
1 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 cucumber, unpeeled, medium diced
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
2 cups medium-diced or crumbled feta

1. Combine quinoa and 1 ½ cups water and 1 tsp. salt in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer, covered for 12-15 minutes, until tender.
2. Place in a bowl and add the lemon juice, olive oil and 1-1½ tsp. salt
3. In a large bowl, combine the scallions, mint, parsley, cucumber, tomatoes, 1-2 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. pepper. Add the quinoa and mix well. fold in feta. Serve at room temperature or chill.

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