Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Greek Style Quinoa and Roasted Vegetable Salad


I love saying quinoa. It's pronounced keen-wah. Quinoa is wonderful source of protein, and I buy it at the health food store but the supermarkets also sell it.  It is a distant cousin to beet and spinach. Great for breakfast, topped with nuts and some maple syrup.

Here is one of my favorite new salads using quinoa. Perfect for summer too.

4 cups of cooked quinoa (I used red, but any variety is fine)
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
About 4 cups of roasted (chopped) vegetables (I used carrots, zucchini and onions)
2 cups of raw baby spinach
1/4 cup chopped kalamata olives
Greek salad dressing of your preference

Place the cooked quinoa, roasted veggies and their juices in a large ceramic bowl and mix together. Toss in the spinach and stir. It will wilt as you toss it. Add the olives and mix. Pour about 1/4 cup of the salad dressing over the quinoa, and mix until coated. Add the feta cheese and allow it to sit for a bit or refrigerate it. Serve at room temperature as the flavor is nicer. You might want to add more dressing at this time since the quinoa and veggies will absorb some of the dressing.

Delicious with grilled chicken or shrimp. Also good as a leftover in a sandwich wrap.

Recipe adapted from a local cook, Heidi Jones.

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Debbie 
Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..

4 comments:

  1. I have never had quinoa..but I like almost everything else in the salad! It looks delicious, and healthy!

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  2. I have never had quinoa either but I bet it gives great texture to the salad.

    You are such a healthy eater :)

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  3. Oh, that looks so good, Debbie. We love quinoa and I think we would both love this salad (hold the olives).

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  4. Love quinoa and love saying it too lol. I will have to give this a try. The flavors sound delish. I think I have some in the pantry. Can't go wrong with roasted veggies.

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