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Greek Quinoa Salad

by FigTree

Using fresh herbs from your garden such as parsley and mint makes the flavors of the cucumbers and tomatoes pop! This is a perfect summer salad that you can make and take to a party as a fresh side dish with lots of home-grown vegetables.

Greek Quinoa Salad

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Easy to grow parsley fresh from the garden

 

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Cherry tomatoes off the vine!

 

 

 

       Ingredients:

  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  •  juice from one lemon
  •  3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh mint, chopped
  •  ½ cup cucumber, diced
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped artichoke hearts (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

 

How do I cook it?

Step 1.  In a medium-large saucepan, cook the quinoa in vegetable broth for 15-20 minutes, until tender, stirring occasionally. Fluff with a fork.  Allow to cool.

Step 2. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, lemon juice and olive oil.

Step 3. Gently toss the quinoa together with the remaining ingredients, except feta. Pour the olive oil mixture over the quinoa.

Step 4. Add more salt and pepper to taste and gently stir in the feta cheese.

 

Tags

Parsley, Mint, Tomatoes, cucumbers

comments

Sounds delicious! I'm going to have to try it! More recipes on how to eat the summer bounty would be great on this site!
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Spirit Horse Herbals commented on 08/02/10
I made this tonight for guests - it was delicious and a big hit!
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gardengirl commented on 07/31/10
Quinoa is a great product to have in the pantry. Actually a seed, it's an almost complete protein, is glutin-free, and is a low glycemic index (about 25) food. I'm always looking for ways to serve it either hot or cold.
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Quiltedherb commented on 06/16/10
so glad you like the recipe- I didn't know that it was gluten free which is always a good thing for people that have issues with gluten. I got the recipe from a friend so I have no idea where it came from...
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FigTree replied: on 06/16/10
I found a very similar recipe at About.com It used cilantro instead of mint and added garlic and feta cheese. A reader had suggested adding cucumber. There was no reference to a source for the recipe. For your recipe I think I'll keep the mint and add the garlic and feta cheese!
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Quiltedherb replied: on 06/16/10

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