Quinoa Salad with Beans and Feta

Featured Image Description: A quinoa salad topped with feta in a metal bowl

BY: JOSIE CALOMA

Quinoa are seeds from a plant which are full of nutrients! Josie’s recipe makes a healthy and tasty quinoa salad!

Ingredients:

2 cups cooked quinoa 

½ cup chopped scallions

¼ cup fresh chopped mint

½ cup fresh chopped parsley

1 cup cucumbers chopped

1 cup garbanzo beans

2 cloves of minced garlic

¼ fresh squeezed lemon juice

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 large tomato diced

2 oz crumbled feta cheese

Salt and pepper for taste

Instructions:

  1. Cook the Quinoa- measure 1 cup of quinoa to 2 cups of water.
  2. Chop all the vegetables and herbs and place in a large bowl.
  3. Rinse the beans and add to the bowl.
  4. Crumble the feta over the bowl.
  5. Prepare the dressing- in a small bowl place the garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper, and mix.
  6. Add the quinoa and the dressing into the bowl and mix all together.

Image Description: (Top Left) Cooked quinoa in a metal bowl (Top Center) Chopped vegetables and beans neatly placed in a metal bowl (Top Right) Salad dressing in a small metal bowl


Josie Caloma is a volunteer with BIST.