Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Ingredients
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1½ cups water
  • 2 diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup diced bell peppers
  • 1 cup diced cucumber
  • 1 cup chopped kalamata olives
  • ¼ cup chopped green onion
For the Lemon Oregano Dressing
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • juice and finely minced zest of one lemon
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh oregano (or 1 tbsp dried oregano)
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
Instructions
  • Bring the water, salt and quinoa to a boil over low heat.
  • Cover and simmer slowly for 15 to 20 minutes until the grains are cooked but still a little firm to the bite.
  • Remove from heat and add the tomatoes, peppers, cucumber, olives and green onion.
  • Toss everything together with the Lemon Oregano Dressing.
For the Lemon Oregano Dressing
  • Whisk together the olive oil, honey, lemon zest, oregano, salt and pepper.
  • Pour over the salad while warm and toss very well

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