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Mediterranean Quinoa

Mediterranean Quinoa
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 12

A healthy vegetarian quinoa dish with a Mediterranean twist. ...MORE+ LESS-

Girl Who Ate Everything
May 3, 2017

Ingredients

2
cups vegetable broth
1
cup uncooked quinoa
1
cup diced red onion
1/2
cup kalamata olives, chopped
1
cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2
cup sliced green onions
1
teaspoon salt
1
cup lemon juice
2
tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2
Roma tomato, diced
1
teaspoon minced garlic
1
cup peeled, seeded, and diced cucumber

Steps

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  • 1
    First, rinse the quinoa under water. In a small pot, bring the chicken broth and garlic to a boil, then add the quinoa to the pot. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 15-20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  • 2
    When quinoa is done cooking, transfer it to a large bowl and add the red onion, olives, feta, green onion, tomato, cucumber and salt.
  • 3
    Add the lemon juice and balsamic vinegar and stir to coat. Serve immediately or chilled.
 

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe
  • Resolutions. Upcoming warm-weather vacays. There are plenty of reasons to eat right this time of year. This recipe makes it easy. It’s that time of year; everyone is trying to get in shape and shed some pounds. It’s elbow to elbow at the gym and people are fighting over treadmills. But losing weight isn’t all about exercising. It all starts with changing the way you eat. I just had a baby girl so I’m definitely trying to eat healthy to lose this baby weight. I just had my fourth child so this isn’t my first rodeo when it comes to losing weight. I have a file of healthy and tasty meals that I turn to when it’s time to buckle down and get serious. I’m always looking for healthy menu ideas to add to my repertoire to keep meals fun and exciting. This Mediterranean Quinoa is a light vegetarian dish featuring quinoa -- a great source of protein. Add some fresh veggies and you’ve got yourself a complete and healthy meal. Non-vegetarians can add chicken if they'd like. This dish has all of the Mediterranean flavors you crave such as olives, tomatoes, cucumbers, and feta. It’s all brought together with a splash of lemon juice to brighten the flavors and a dash of balsamic vinegar. Serve it warm or cold, either way it will be a hit.

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