Quinoa Salad with Almonds, Feta and Summer Vegetables – Tasha Wilson

Quinoa Salad with Almonds, Feta and Summer Vegetables

AuthorTasha WilsonCategoryDifficultyIntermediate

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time35 mins

ingredients
 1 cup quinoa
 2 cups low-salt chicken stock
 85 g feta cheese, cubed
 ½ cup sliced almonds, roasted*
 225 g grape tomatoes, halved
 1 small carrot
 1 small zucchini
 2 spring onions, diced
Basil-Chive Vinaigrette
 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
 ½ juice of lime
 ¼ cup plus 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
 2 tbsp minced fresh basil
 salt & pepper

1

Place quinoa in a medium pot and rinse with water. Strain out water; add broth and turn heat to high.

2

Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer uncovered until liquid is absorbed - about 15 minutes.

3

Cool and toss gently with feta, almonds, vegetables and vinaigrette. Serve.

Basil-Chive Vinaigrette:
4

Combine vinegar and lime juice in a small bowl. Gradually whisk in olive oil until mixture is smooth and uniform. Stir in chives and basil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Sliced Almonds
5

*To roast sliced almonds, spread in an ungreased baking pan. Place in a 350∫F oven and bake 10 minutes or until golden brown and fragrant; stir once or twice to ensure even browning. Note that almonds will continue to roast slightly after removing from oven.

photo credit: wuestenigel Quinoa Salad close-up via photopin (license)

Ingredients

ingredients
 1 cup quinoa
 2 cups low-salt chicken stock
 85 g feta cheese, cubed
 ½ cup sliced almonds, roasted*
 225 g grape tomatoes, halved
 1 small carrot
 1 small zucchini
 2 spring onions, diced
Basil-Chive Vinaigrette
 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
 ½ juice of lime
 ¼ cup plus 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
 2 tbsp minced fresh basil
 salt & pepper

Directions

1

Place quinoa in a medium pot and rinse with water. Strain out water; add broth and turn heat to high.

2

Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer uncovered until liquid is absorbed - about 15 minutes.

3

Cool and toss gently with feta, almonds, vegetables and vinaigrette. Serve.

Basil-Chive Vinaigrette:
4

Combine vinegar and lime juice in a small bowl. Gradually whisk in olive oil until mixture is smooth and uniform. Stir in chives and basil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Sliced Almonds
5

*To roast sliced almonds, spread in an ungreased baking pan. Place in a 350∫F oven and bake 10 minutes or until golden brown and fragrant; stir once or twice to ensure even browning. Note that almonds will continue to roast slightly after removing from oven.

Quinoa Salad with Almonds, Feta and Summer Vegetables
Happy Women's Day! Get 20% Discount. Use the coupon “WOMENSDAY” on the checkout page.Get IT NOW!