Quinoa Salad

Prep Time:

7 minutes

Cook Time:

≈10-15 minutes (depending on quinoa)

Serves:

4 Servings

Level:

Beginner

Dietary Restrictions:

GF, LI, vegetarian, vegan

Cost:

<$$

Margherita Scussat
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa

  • 3 Tomatoes

  • ½ cup feta cheese or grated parmesan cheese

  • ½ cup sliced black olives

  • 2 large carrots

  • 1 tablespoon of oil

Other suggestions for vegetables to add:

  • Avocado

  • Beans

  • Corn

  • Zucchini

  • Pesto

  • Cilantro

  • Cucumber

  • Arugula

*Add anything you like in the desired quantity

Preparation

  1. Cook the quinoa according to the bag’s instructions

  2. Once its cooked, put it in a large bowl, add the oil (to prevent the quinoa from clumping), mix it, and leave to cool

  3. If using any hard vegetables (ex. carrots), place about ½ inch of water into a covered microwave-safe container, place the carrots inside, and microwave for approx. 4 minutes, or until slightly softened.

  4. Chop all the toppings (the tomatoes, carrots, etc.) into small bite-size pieces and mix them into the quinoa

  5. Mix the cheese in

  6. Enjoy it cold, or heat it in the microwave to eat it warm!


Storage Indications: You can store the quinoa in a tableware. It's good for many days after you first make it. You can add it to a salad also.