Greek Style Quinoa Salad
 
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This Greek style quinoa salad recipe is so fresh and delicious! This salad is perfect served with meat, fish or even on it's own as a meal.
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Greek
Serves: 6 to 8 side portions
Ingredients
  • 2 cups quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups chicken broth (or vegetable)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes cut in half or quarters
  • ½ cup kalamata olives
  • ¼ red onion diced
  • ½ red pepper diced
  • ½ green pepper diced
  • ½ cucumber cut down the centre and then sliced
  • 7 oz + 2 oz crumbled feta cheese
  • 3 tbs + 1 tbs fresh parsley chopped
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 4 tbs red wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp dried basil
Instructions
  1. Bring water and chicken stock to a boil in a medium pot.
  2. Add the quinoa into the boiling liquid, stir, reduce heat to medium and cover.
  3. Cook the quinoa for about 14-16 minutes or until you don't see any liquid.
  4. Transfer to a medium bowl and fluff with a fork to loosen the quinoa. Let cool to room temperature.
  5. While the quinoa is cooling off, whisk together the oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, oregano and basil in a small bowl. Whisking quickly will emulsify the mixture. You should see the dressing thicken.
  6. Add the dressing into the bowl with the quinoa, add tomatoes, olives, onion, peppers, cucumber, 3 tbs of parsley and 7 oz feta cheese. Mix gently until the dressing, quinoa and remaining ingredients are well incorporated.
  7. Transfer to a clean bowl, sprinkle the 2 oz of crumbled feta and 1 tbs of fresh parsley evenly over the quinoa mix and serve.
Recipe by Photos & Food at http://photosandfood.ca/2015/04/26/greek-style-quinoa-salad/