Thursday, January 6, 2011

Tara's Quinoa Salad

I am making this salad tonight for a family gathering...I love how fresh tasting and delicious this is...a little bit of summer. I got this from my good friend, Tara...I have no idea where she got it...maybe on the back of a package or someone's blog...I don't know...but every time I have it...I think of her...what a sweet and wonderful blessing she is...dear and precious friend in our Lord...and all the fun we had at our homeschool mom's retreat...

1 1/2c quinoa
3c Vegetable broth

2 cloves garlic, crushed and minced
juice of 1 lemon
3Tbs olive oil
1/4c apple cider vinegar

1c cherry tomatoes, halved
1-2c cucumber, chopped
4oz artichoke hearts, chopped
1/2 small red onion, chopped
1/3c parsley, chopped
1/3c cilantro, chopped
1/2c sheep Feta-can be any kind of feta, but if someone has a dairy allergy, they can sometimes tolerate the sheep feta.

1. Bring quinoa and broth to boil for 15-20 minutes ( until broth is absorbed). Put aside and let cool.
2. Whisk together garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, and vinegar. Set a side.
3. Once quinoa is cooled, toss in veggies. Add vinegar dressing mix. Lastly add feta.
4. Let sit for 30 min. to absorb flavors

(My two cents here...this is best when eaten within a day of making...after that, the flavors/texture isn't as good...)

Thanks Tara...

1 comment:

Cheri said...

Mmm. I remember that salad from the retreat. It was yummy!