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Quinoa with Vegetables

Quinoa, Vegetables and Feta Cheese Salad

A meatless side or main dish that's full of flavor.
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Ingredients

For the Quinoa:

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa rinsed in a wire mesh strainer
  • 2 cups broth chicken, vegetable, beef or water if preferred

For the Salad:

  • Cooked and cooled quinoa
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup canned corn drained (or can use frozen or fresh corn)
  • 1/2 cup shelled edamame
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup Italian dressing
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or salt to taste

Instructions

For the Quinoa:

  • To a medium size sauce pan, add the rinsed quinoa, and broth.  Heat the pan on medium heat.  Stir and bring to a boil.
  • Decrease the heat to low.  Cover the pan with a lid and simmer until the quinoa absorbs the liquid (about 15 minutes). 
  • Then remove from the heat and set aside to cool while preparing the remaining ingredients.  

For the Salad:

  • Once cooled, in a medium size bowl, add the quinoa, red bell pepper, red onions, and corn. 
  • Then add the Italian salad dressing and stir. Add the edamame and cilantro, and stir.
  • Next, stir in the feta cheese and add salt (or salt to taste).  Do a quick taste test and add more salt if needed.
  • Serve chilled or at room temperature.