Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
 
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sliced grape tomatoes
  • ½ English cucumber, peeled & chopped
  • ½ cup sliced kalamata olives
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed & drained
  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • 1½ Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ lemon, juiced & zested
  • 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. dry oregano
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • ¼ cup fresh basil cut in a chiffonade
Instructions
  1. Combine the water & quinoa in a medium sized pot & bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer & let cook for about 15 minutes, or until the quinoa has absorbed all of the water. Fluff with a fork & set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the sliced tomatoes, olives, cucumber & spinach. Add quinoa & spices & mix well. Drizzle olive oil & lemon juice on top and add fresh basil & lemon zest.
  3. Toss all ingredients together. Serve immediately or store until serving.
Recipe by Vegenista's Kitchen at http://vegenistaskitchen.com/mediterranean-quinoa-salad-being-sick-is-no/