Nutrition Greek quinoa salad

Greek quinoa salad


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To celebrate our feature on ancient grains in this month’s iRun , I made Greek quinoa salad tonight. It was delicious.


–         1 cup dry quinoaGreek quinoa salad pic

–         1 medium zucchini, chopped

–         1/2 large red pepper, chopped

–         2 green onions, chopped

–         1/4 cup sliced black olives

–         1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled


–         2 Tbsp olive oil

–         2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

–         2 Tbsp water

–         2 cloves of garlic, minced

–         a few good shakes of Greek seasoning (I used Club House but you could use some combination of basil, oregano, rosemary and/or thyme)

Step 1: Cook quinoa according to package instructions (the ratio for quinoa is two cups of water to one cup dry quinoa). Allow quinoa to cool.

Step 2: Combine quinoa, veggies and feta.

Step 3: Whisk together dressing ingredients.

Step 4: Drizzle dressing over salad. Toss to combine.

Voilà! A tasty but healthy pre-swimming dinner. I tossed some leftover grilled shrimp on top for extra protein.

Wine recommendation: dry Riesling or Sauvignon Blanc


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