Colorful Quinoa Salad: Wholesome and Vibrant
Picture a vibrant, wholesome salad that not only delights your taste buds but also nourishes your body with a burst of colors and flavors. Our Colorful Quinoa Salad is a delightful medley of fresh, nutritious ingredients that will make your taste buds dance with joy.
At the heart of this dish is the versatile quinoa – a protein-packed grain that serves as the perfect canvas for an array of vibrant vegetables and zesty dressing. This salad is not only a feast for the eyes but also a powerhouse of nutrients.
- 1 cup of quinoa
- 2 cups of water
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
- 1 cucumber, chopped
- 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/2 cup of red onion, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup of fresh parsley, chopped
- 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1/4 cup of feta cheese, crumbled
- 1/4 cup of Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cook the quinoa: Rinse the quinoa under cold water, then combine it with water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork and let it cool.
- In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, diced bell peppers, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, red onion, parsley, and cilantro.
- Add the crumbled feta cheese and sliced Kalamata olives to the bowl.
- Prepare the dressing by whisking together olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.
- Chill the salad in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld.
- Serve your Colorful Quinoa Salad chilled and enjoy!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Colorful Quinoa Salad is not just a dish; it’s a celebration of fresh ingredients and vibrant flavors. This salad is perfect for picnics, potlucks, or as a side dish for your favorite grilled proteins. It’s a wholesome, nutrient-packed, and visually stunning addition to your menu.
Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories: 250, Fat: 8g, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 8g
Imagine the satisfaction of every forkful, bursting with the goodness of quinoa, the crispness of vegetables, and the tangy feta cheese. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a kitchen novice, this Colorful Quinoa Salad recipe will make you look like a culinary pro. It’s a true testament to the beauty of healthy eating – a dish that’s as good for your body as it is for your taste buds.
So, next time you’re craving a wholesome and vibrant salad, reach for the quinoa and get ready to create a masterpiece. Colorful Quinoa Salad: where taste meets artistry!