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Salad - Quinoa Greek Recipe

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Submitted by gollygeewillikers

Makes 6 servings



You'll love this new version of a Greek salad. Quinoa, pronounced "keen-wah," is the most nutritious grain in town. It's a complete protein, which is especially important to vegetarians. It's also high in calcium and iron. You can find it in most large supermarkets or health food stores. It's the only grain that is allowed on the Jewish holiday of Passover, because it is not actually a true grain. Some people like to rinse quinoa before cooking to rid it of a somewhat mineral taste. I don't bother if the quinoa is fresh. Toasting the quinoa in a non-stick skillet for about 2 minutes just until lightly browned gives it a nutty flavor. Prep Time:15 minutes Cook Time:15 minutes Make Ahead:Prepare up to a day in advance and refrigerate. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Recipe Ingredients for Salad - Quinoa Greek

2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
1 cup quinoa
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
1/2 cup diced English cucumber, skin on
1/4 cup chopped green onion
1/4 cup sliced black olives
1/4 cup diced red onion
2/3 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1 1/2 tsp grated lemon zest
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp minced fresh garlic
1 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 pinch of freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil or parsley

Recipe Directions for Salad - Quinoa Greek

  1. Bring the stock to a boil in a saucepan. Stir in the quinoa. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and cook for 15 minutes, or until the quinoa is tender and the liquid has been absorbed. Transfer to a large serving bowl and set aside to cool.

  2. Add the red and green pepper, cucumber, green onion, olives, red onion and feta cheese to the cooled quinoa.

  3. Whisk the lemon zest and juice, oil, garlic, dried basil, oregano and pepper in a small bowl. Pour the dressing over the quinoa mixture and toss to coat well. Garnish with fresh basil.

Categories

Salads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 150.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
279
Calories from Fat
107
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.9g
18%
Saturated Fat
3.8g
19%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
51mg
17%
Sodium
270mg
11%
Potassium
358mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
22.6g
8%
Dietary Fiber
3.0g
12%
Sugars
2.1g
Protein
20.5g
Vitamin A 19% Vitamin C 52%
Calcium 12% Iron 14%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in vitamin C
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