Thursday, 5 December 2013

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Quinoa recipes are really easy to prepare and cook not to mention that it's easy to match with any, at all, recipes. 

Cooking recipes such as Mediterranean Quinoa Salad, is best paired with  with spices like coriander, cumin, paprika, cinnamon, feta, olive oil, parsley, lemon, and mint and makes a very nutritious salad. 

2 cups chicken stocks
2 cups water
1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed and drained

1 clove garlic, crushed

2 chicken breast – cooked and sliced into bite sizes

1 large red bell pepper, chopped finely

1 large green bell pepper, chopped finely

½ cup kalamata olives, chopped

1 large red onion, chopped
¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped

½ cup crumbled feta cheese

¼ cup fresh chives, chopped
½ cup fresh lemon juice

¼ cup olive oil

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Salt to taste
Preparation Instructions:
  1. Combine water, chicken stock and garlic in saucepan and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add quinoa, cover and cook at medium-low heat, about 15-20 minutes or until quinoa is tender and has absorbed the water. When cooked, remove the garlic, scrape and transfer quinoa in a large salad bowl.
  2. Stir in cooked chicken slices, red and green bell peppers, olives, onion, crumbled feta cheese, parsley and chives. Sprinkle fresh lemon juice, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Toss lightly until all ingredients are evenly mixed. Sprinkle shredded feta cheese on top and serve or refrigerate and serve cold.

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