Healthy Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl
Picture yourself on a sunny terrace overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, a gentle breeze in your hair and the scent of herbs in the air. That’s the sensation this Healthy Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl will evoke with every bite. Packed with flavors and nutrients, it’s a wholesome meal that transports your taste buds straight to the heart of the Mediterranean.
- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 cucumber, diced
- 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Rinse the quinoa thoroughly under cold water.
- In a saucepan, combine the rinsed quinoa and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the quinoa is cooked and the liquid is absorbed.
- Fluff the quinoa with a fork and let it cool.
- In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, Kalamata olives, and feta cheese.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, dried oregano, salt, and pepper.
- Pour the dressing over the quinoa mixture and toss to combine.
- Refrigerate the salad for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
- Serve your Healthy Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl chilled and enjoy!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
This Healthy Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl is a delightful blend of fresh ingredients and Mediterranean flavors. It’s the perfect dish for a light lunch or dinner, and it’s also great for meal prep. With quinoa, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, and feta cheese, every bite is a burst of Mediterranean goodness. The zesty dressing ties it all together, making this bowl not only healthy but incredibly delicious. Give it a try and transport your taste buds to the sunny shores of the Mediterranean!
Nutritional Information (per serving):
– Calories: 320
– Fat: 15g
– Carbohydrates: 38g
– Protein: 10g
Picture yourself savoring this bowl of Mediterranean bliss, and you’ll be inspired to create it again and again. It’s not just a recipe; it’s a journey to the Mediterranean coast on your plate. Bon appétit!