Quinoa Salad with Avocado & Feta

This incredible salad is a meal in itself! It features quinoa, a “superfood” that’s high in protein, fibre, magnesium and iron.

Quinoa Salad with Avocado & Feta

Photo: Gerri Photography

Quinoa Salad with Avocado & Feta

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 3 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 red or orange pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped green olives
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup of feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro (optional)
  • 3 tbsp slivered almonds, roasted
  • Vinaigrette
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine all vinaigrette ingredients in a small jar with a lid. Shake and set aside.
  2. Place quinoa in a pot with vegetable stock. Bring to a boil and stir. Immediately reduce heat to low and let simmer for 20 minutes. Transfer to a serving bowl and let cool.
  3. Add in green onions, peppers, olives, avocado, and tomatoes.
  4. Shake bottle of dressing and drizzle on salad, just to taste. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  5. Remove from fridge and add more dressing if needed. Top with feta, blueberries, cilantro and slivered almonds. Toss before serving.
  6. Serves 4-6
http://www.localparent.ca/local_parent/food/salads/quinoa-salad-avocado-feta/

Author: Jamie Hunter

Jamie Hunter is a dad who loves to cook up new recipes for his family.

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