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Quinoa Salad

Quinoa is a grain that is very similar to couscous. It's very healthy and can be used so many different ways like this simple salad.
See below for another variation.
Recipe courtesy of Hayleigh & Patsi Blaikie
Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

1 cup quinoa

2 cups of water

1 red bell pepper, chopped

1/2 cup red onion, chopped

1 cup of crumbled feta

large handful of cilantro (chopped, roughly 3/4 cup)

zest and juice of 1 lemon

salt and pepper

3 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil

salt and pepper

Directions:

Step 1:
In a pot add the quinoa and 2 cups of water; stir together.  Bring to a boil for 2-3 minutes, then decrease the temp to low and place a lid on the pot.  Turn off the heat after 15 minutes.  Let the quinoa absorb all the water for another 5 or so minutes.

Step 2: In a small bowl, mix together the lemon juice, olive oil and season with salt and pepper.  Place the warm quinoa in a large bowl and pour the lemon mix over the quinoa and mix.

Step 3: Let the quinoa cool before adding all your veggies.

Step 4: When cooled, add the chopped red pepper, red onion, crumbled feta, lemon zest and cilantro to the bowl as well.



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