Recipe: another quinoa salad

Not too long ago, I posted a recipe for a quinoa salad with roasted chickpeas. This recipe was such a success, I’ve even had people recreate it, tagging me on Instagram! I decided to try my hand at a different quinoa salad, with lots of greens and feta cheese for some added protein.

Quinoa salad with feta cheese, red onion and leafy greens

Quinoa salad with feta cheese, red onion and leafy greens

With this salad I was going for a fresher more zingy taste. I’m usually not a fan of dressings, but for this salad I decided to add some squeezed lemon and lime juice to add some flavor. I also finely chopped some cilantro for the same purpose. I also chopped up some red onion, which I probably could have gone without. It made the salad taste rather strong and overpowered the other flavors. My advice: use less or leave it out.

Ingredients:

  • a large bag of mixed lettuce
  • 2 – 3 generous handfuls of spinach coarsely chopped
  • 50 – 75 grams of quinoa (cooked in vegetable stock and cooled down)
  • juice of one lemon
  • juice of one lime
  • one red onion
  • finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 package of feta cheese, diced

You don’t need any special kitchen tools for creating this dish other than a large mixing bowl.

Step 1: Start by prepping the salad the night before. Cook the quinoa according to the directions on the packaging. I boil mine in veggie stock to give the quinoa some flavor. Let cool and store in the fridge overnight.

Step 2: Chop everything that needs chopping.

Step 3: Take out your quinoa and leafy greens: combine in a large bowl.

Step 4: Add your spinach & combine

Step 5: Add the onion & cilantro, combine again.

Step 6: Squeeze your lemon & lime. Combine the lemon & lime juice and pour into bowl. Combine again.

Step 7: Add your feta cheese and combine again.

Bon appetit!

5 Comments Add yours

  1. bynikolajn says:

    This looks tasty. Have to try this!
    Check out my recipe for chicken salad on my blog.😊

    1. indiequeen84 says:

      Thanks!

  2. zazazoobeauty says:

    Ziet er lekker uit. Misschien best erg, maar ik heb nog nooit quinoa geprobeerd 🙈

    1. indiequeen84 says:

      Niet erg hoor. Ik vind het pas sinds kort lekker haha

  3. Hmmmmm lekker!!

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