Quinoa, still popular after all these years. With all the other grains popping up quinoa has lots of good reasons to still be a crowd favorite. It’s gluten free, high in protein, high in fiber, nutrient dense and low calorie. But wait, that’s not all! Did I mention that it’s also high in magnesium, boosts your metabolism, has anti-inflammatory properties, purifies your blood and has a low sugar content making it low on the glycemic index? Quinoa is not just a passing fad. Quinoa is here to stay folks! Quinoa Salad With Feta & Dill is brimming with the fresh flavors of the Mediterranean….artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, dill and creamy feta cheese!
Mediterranean Quinoa Salad With Feta & Dill
1 cup quinoa
3 Tbs. olive oil
3 Tbs. red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 jar (7.5 ounces) marinated quartered artichoke hearts, drained
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives, halved lengthwise
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
- In medium saucepot bring 2 cups water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add quinoa. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until water has been absorbed, 12-15 minutes.
- Remove from heat. Using a fork, fluff up quinoa. Let stand, covered, 5 minutes. Uncover and cool to room temperature.
- Meanwhile, in serving dish combine olive oil, red wine vinegar, kosher salt and pepper until blended.
- Stir in quinoa, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, olives, feta, red onion and dill and gently toss until evenly coated. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
Makes 6 cups.