GREEK QUINOA SALAD WITH LEMON VINAIGRETTE

gluten free / vegan

greek quinoa salad with lemon vinaigrette by kalejunkie

GREEK QUINOA SALAD WITH LEMON VINAIGRETTE

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE SALAD:
1 cup quinoa
1 red bell pepper, seeded and finely diced
1/2 cup finely chopped green onion
2 tb chopped fresh dill
1/2 cup chopped kalamata olives
optional: feta cheese
FOR THE VINAIGRETTE:
1/4 cup olive oil
juice from 1-2 lemons (i use 2!)
1-2 cloves garlic, mashed
2 tsp oregano
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

Off to LA today for a whirlwind two days of eating all the samples at @natprodexpo and coming home with a suitcase full of snacks and a tummy ache. But first, GREEK QUINOA SALAD WITH LEMON VINAIGRETTE, a little savory dish for you guys to make while I’m gone!

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Rinse quinoa in a strainer.
In a medium saucepan, add quinoa + 2 cups of water, and bring to a boil over medium heat.
Once boiling, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.
Remove cover from the pan, and fluff the quinoa.
Next, chop the bell pepper, green onion and dill, place in a large bowl.
Add the quinoa and mix together well.
Last step is to make the dressing. Whisk together the dressing ingredients. toss salad with the dressing and add salt/pepper to taste.