This recipe, I got from a friend of mine. That was my first time trying Quinoa and since then I have been making huge bowls of this salad almost every week. Quinoa, apparently, is very good for you. It is very low in Cholesterol and Sodium as well it is a very good source of Magnesium and Phosphorus. Instead of making a pasta salad, try Quinoa salad with feta cheese for a change.
Ingredients: 1 cup of cooked Quinoa, 1/2 cup lemon juice, 1/2 cup of olive oil, 1/2 box of cherry tomatoes, 1/2 red onion, 1/3 cup fresh cilantro (substitute with 1/3 cup fresh parsley if you don’t like cilantro),2 cloves of garlic, 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese, salt and ground pepper to taste.
Begin by cooking 1 cup of Quinoa by following the instructions on the box. Once the Quinoa is cooked, let it cool and place in a bowl.
Meanwhile begin by chopping finely 1/2 red onion
Next slice 1/2 box of cherry tomatoes into halves.
Next finely chop 1/3 cup of fresh cilantro. If you don’t like cilantro feel free to substitute it with fresh parsley or use both.
Add the red onion, tomatoes and the finely chopped cilantro into the bowl with the quinoa. Next crush 2 cloves of garlic into the bowl. Add 1/2 cup of lemon juice and 1/2 cup of olive oil.
Add salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Add 1/2 cup of feta cheese.
Toss all together and serve. Enjoy!