Saturday, May 18, 2013

Citrus Feta Quinoa Salad

2 cups quinoa
3 cups water
1 tsp salt
1 bag of Trader Joe's Frozen Edamame
1 orange or any colored bell pepper
8 oz crumbled feta cheese
1/2 finely chopped red onion
1/2 cup basil, chopped chiffonade (google it)
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
lemon zest
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
salt and pepper
1 clove garlic, minced

Add the quinoa, water and salt to a medium sauce pan, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until all water is absorbed.  Should take about 15 minutes.  
Spread on a sheet pan and chill in freezer or fridge. 
Combine the dressing ingredients in a small bowl.  
Add the edamame, bell pepper,  onion, feta and quinoa (when chilled) to a large bowl.  Toss in the dressing and chill in fridge until ready to serve.  

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