Quinoa Toss

Quinoa Toss

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Quinoa Toss

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Salad

  • 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 medium cucumber, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green part of scallion
  • ½ cup crumbled reduced fat feta cheese

 

Directions

In small non-metal bowl, mix all dressing ingredients until well blended. Refrigerate.

Rinse quinoa with cold water; drain well. In 2-quart saucepan, heat quinoa and 1 1/2 cups water to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 12 to 15 minutes or until tender. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool. Drain well. Place in large bowl.

Meanwhile, chop bell pepper, cucumber, and scallions.

To cooled quinoa, add chopped veggies, feta cheese, and dressing. Mix well.

Makes about 5 servings. Separate into individual containers and put in fridge for meals throughout the week.

Tips

Add protein: diced cooked chicken, cooked salad shrimp, nuts, canned light tuna or salmon to this salad for a complete nutritious meal. Enjoy!

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Chelsey Kuper, RD, CD

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