Discover the Delicious and Nutritious Benefits of Quinoa: A Flavorful Quinoa Salad Recipe

Quinoa has become an increasingly popular ingredient in recent years due to its impressive nutritional profile and versatility in recipes. This ancient grain is loaded with plant-based protein, fiber, and essential vitamins and minerals, making it a healthy addition to any diet.

One of the best ways to enjoy quinoa is in a delicious salad, and this recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint, chopped
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the quinoa and water to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the quinoa is tender and the water has been absorbed. Remove from heat and fluff with a fork.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, bell peppers, red onion, parsley, mint, and feta cheese. Toss to combine.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, honey, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  4. Pour the dressing over the quinoa salad and toss to coat. Season with additional salt and pepper, if needed.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or until ready to serve. Enjoy!

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