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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

SONY DSCThis salad is amazing. If you like quinoa…and tomatoes…and cucumbers…and kalamata olives..and feta. SONY DSCOf course you like feta. Doesn’t everyone?

It’s easy to make and super healthy. Start by getting all of your veggies out and chopping them all up. SONY DSCForm them into a heart shape before putting them into the bowl with the quinoa. Enjoy the prettyness of fresh colorful veggies. 😉SONY DSC Then scoop all of them into a big ‘ol bowl of cooked cooled quinoa.SONY DSCStir everything together. Drizzle the olive oil, add the salt, sugar, and pepper. Taste. SONY DSCI like to divide the leftovers (if there are any!) into a couple mason jars to take for an easy lunch. If your not a fan of quinoa already, do me a favor: research the health benefits of this grain, and make this salad. 😀

 Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Ingredients:

1 cup uncooked quinoa

2 cups water

1/4 cup red onion, diced

10 kalamata olives, pitted and sliced

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1cucumber, peeled and diced

3 medium tomatoes, diced

1/3 cup crumbled feta

salt and fresh pepper, to taste

1 teaspoon granulated sugar

Directions:

Fill a medium pot with water, add quinoa and salt to taste and bring to a boil. When the water boils, reduce heat to low and cover; simmer covered 15 minutes. Remove from heat and keep covered an additional 5 minutes without lifting the lid; then fluff with a fork and set aside in a large mixing bowl to cool.

While the quinoa cools, dice all the vegetables. Add the red onion, olives, cucumber, tomatoes to the cooled quinoa. Drizzle the olive oil over the quinoa, then add feta, sugar, salt and pepper to taste and toss well.

Hope you have a not so laborous labor day 😉

Love, Grey & Brianna

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