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Have you tried Quinoa?

Posted by on May. 22, 2014 at 11:19 AM
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I've heard all the great things about it so I thought I'd give it a try.

I made a Greek Quinoa Salad last night. It was super easy to make and tastes so good.

Have you tried Quinoa? Do you like it?


Here is the recipe:

Ingredients:

1 cup uncooked quinoa
1 cup diced tomatoes
1 cup diced cucumber
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup sliced kalamata olives or 3/4 cup sliced black olives
1/4 cup diced red onion
1 teaspoon fresh chopped mint
1 teaspoon fresh chopped parsley
1 teaspoon fresh dill
the juice of 2 lemons (3 - 4 tablespoons)
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
coarse salt and fresh black pepper, to taste
  1. Cook the quinoa according to package directions. Allow to cool.
  2. In a large mixing bowl toss the quinoa, tomatoes, cucumber, feta, olives, onions and herbs together.
  3. Drizzle the lemon and oil over it and toss well. Season to taste with salt and pepper and add more lemon or oil if desired.
  4. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
by on May. 22, 2014 at 11:19 AM
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Jukebox_Jenny
by Jenny on May. 22, 2014 at 11:20 AM
That's actually similar to one of my favorite recipes.
mom2jessnky
by Platinum Member on May. 22, 2014 at 11:26 AM

I hate quinoa, it tastes like dirt. BLEH.

SarahSuzyQ
by Sarah on May. 22, 2014 at 11:28 AM
Yep, we use it in a vegetarian chili recipe and in quinoa and black beans. Neither one is a frequent meal at our house, but they are both good veggie options.
funhappymom
by Bronze Member on May. 22, 2014 at 11:36 AM

How do you make your quinoa and black beans?

I just made a black been dip last night, too. It was super easy, too - black beans, onion, garlic, a little apple cider vinegar, red pepper, cumin, chili powder.

I love beens and how good and filling they are.

Quoting SarahSuzyQ: Yep, we use it in a vegetarian chili recipe and in quinoa and black beans. Neither one is a frequent meal at our house, but they are both good veggie options.


funhappymom
by Bronze Member on May. 22, 2014 at 11:37 AM
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I cooked mine in chicken broth, so it gave it a little bit of a chicken taste.

Quoting mom2jessnky:

I hate quinoa, it tastes like dirt. BLEH.


abra
by on May. 22, 2014 at 11:38 AM
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Yes! For the first time last week. It was really good!
funhappymom
by Bronze Member on May. 22, 2014 at 11:38 AM

I can't wait to have a helping of it with lunch. Yum.

Quoting Jukebox_Jenny: That's actually similar to one of my favorite recipes.


suziejax
by Platinum Member on May. 22, 2014 at 12:00 PM

I have not

ceciliam
by Ruby Member on May. 22, 2014 at 12:02 PM
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Yes. I like it in chili.

1stpreggers
by on May. 22, 2014 at 12:03 PM
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Yes we use for breakfast.
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