Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Mediterranean Quinoa

I have been wanting to try quinoa for a while, but it was either hard to find or too expensive. Luckily a trip to the local farmer's market changed that. They bag theirs by weight and cut out the middle man. I decided to go with Mediterranean flavors since I wasn't sure what else to do. It came out great! I certainly plan on trying other flavor combinations. Any suggestions?


1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1 cup of chopped cucumber
1/4 cup sundried tomatoes, cup up
1/4 kalamata olives, cup up
1/3 cup feta cheese, crumbled
2 tablespoons chopped basil
zest of one lemon
juice of one lemon
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar


In a mesh strained rise quinoa. Add quinoa and water in a pan, bring to a boil, cover and cook on low for 20 minutes. Let quinoa sit and cool and allow any additional liquid to absorb.

To make your dressing combine lemon zest, juice, red wine vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly.

Add dressing to quinoa and mix in cucumber, sundried tomatoes, kalamata olives, feta and basil.

Can be served cold of room temperature.

One year ago: Melissa's Homemade Mac and Cheese

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