Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Quinoa Greek Salad

I'm always looking for hearty lunches to make! This quinoa salad is a twist on a Greek salad. Extremely simple, healthy, and filling, you definitely won't be hungry till dinner time. Load this power lunch up with cucumbers and tomatoes and whatever else you like! 
1) For every one dry cup of quinoa add 1 1/4 cup of water and two tablespoons of oil. Boil and let the quinoa cook at a medium high temperature. (I like my quinoa with a bit of crunch so as soon as it absorbs the water, I take it off the stove.)
2) Halve and slice persian cucumbers (or english cucumbers),
tomatoes on the vine, avocado. Add to a large bowl. Keep the quinoa separate.

3) Sprinkle Feta cheese and add a handful 
of pitted oil cured olives.
4) Add the quinoa to the vegetables.
5) Then stir in a dash of Cayenne pepper, salt, 
and freshly squeezed lemon.
*1 cup of quinoa has double the amount of protein than a cup of brown rice. It also has 5 grams of fiber while 1 cup of brown rice has only 3.5 grams of fiber.


  1. This is the perfect meal with my name written ALL over it!

  2. Your food looks heaven! What camera do you use?

  3. Divine! Come over and make me some,pretty please

  4. This looks so good. I love salads, everything on this looks delicious.

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth

  5. looks fresh. good job where did u buy all this produce so fresh i mean in new york its not so typical o, and a great place to go is trader joes

  6. Try whole foods or a farmer's market! New york has great produce- in practically every mom and pop store! A great way to make sure you have the best selection of produce is to go produce shopping earlier on in the week as opposed to thursday or friday when you get everyone's left overs =)!

  7. thanx for the tip. im very touched that u responded to what i wrote it shows you care i will for sure shop there thanx again

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