Mediterranean Style Quinoa

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Mediterranean Style Quinoa

Quinoa is not only healthy but it can be so delicious! I love this recipe because you can either eat it hot or cold. I make a huge batch of it and keep in in the refrigerator to eat throughout the week. Yum!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups Quinoa
  • Olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, cut in quarters
  • 1 English cucumber, chopped
  • 1 cup Feta cheese

Vinaigrette

  • 1 sprig fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary, leaves removed, chopped
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Instructions

  1. The first thing you want to do is cook the quinoa. Bring 3 cups of water to a boil and add the quinoa. Cook the quinoa according to the directions on the package.
  2. While the quinoa is cooking cook the veggies. In a pan with a drizzle of olive oil add the chopped red pepper and onion. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until the onion starts to look translucent.
  3. Add the garlic and let it cook another minute or so. Turn off the heat and add the veggies to a mixing bowl.
  4. Chop up the cucumber and the grape tomatoes and add them to the bowl. Add the cooked quinoa to the bowl as well.
  5. In a separate small bowl add the chopped oregano and rosemary, lemon juice, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, honey, and Dijon mustard. Give it a quick whisk and while you are whisking drizzle in the olive oil.
  6. Pour the vinaigrette over the quinoa, add the feta cheese, and give it a big stir so that everything is mixed together and covered in the vinaigrette.
  7. That’s it! I like to eat this alone or with grilled chicken for a healthy yet very flavorful meal. Enjoy!

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