Satisfying Quinoa Salads



Satisfying Quinoa Salads

When it comes to wholesome and nutritious salads, our Satisfying Quinoa Salad takes the crown. Packed with the goodness of quinoa, fresh vegetables, and a zesty dressing, this salad is not only delicious but also incredibly satisfying. Whether you’re looking for a quick weekday lunch or a light dinner option, this recipe has got you covered.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • For the dressing:
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Rinse the quinoa thoroughly under cold water.
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
  3. Add the rinsed quinoa, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the quinoa is cooked and the water is absorbed.
  4. Remove from heat and let it cool.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, cucumber, red bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, red onion, and fresh parsley.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, salt, and pepper to make the dressing.
  7. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.
  8. Sprinkle crumbled feta cheese on top.
  9. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4

Satisfying Quinoa Salads are a healthy and flavorful choice for any occasion. This salad is a perfect blend of textures and flavors, with the nutty quinoa, crunchy vegetables, and tangy dressing coming together to create a harmonious dish. Whether you’re a dedicated quinoa enthusiast or just looking to incorporate more wholesome ingredients into your diet, this salad won’t disappoint. It’s not only delicious but also visually appealing, making it a great addition to your Pinterest boards. Try this recipe today and enjoy a satisfying, nutritious meal that will keep you coming back for more.

Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories: 280, Fat: 14g, Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 7g

Satisfying Quinoa Salads are a delightful addition to your culinary repertoire. With its vibrant colors, fresh ingredients, and delightful dressing, it’s a feast for both the eyes and the taste buds. Whether you serve it as a side dish or a main course, this salad is bound to impress. It’s a versatile recipe that you can customize with your favorite veggies or protein sources. Plus, it’s a great way to stick to your health and wellness goals while still savoring every bite. Share this recipe with your friends and family on Pinterest, and let them indulge in the goodness of Satisfying Quinoa Salads. Happy cooking!

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