Veggie-Packed Quinoa Salad
Bursting with color, flavor, and wholesome goodness, our Veggie-Packed Quinoa Salad is a delightful culinary journey that celebrates the bounty of nature. This vibrant salad offers a symphony of textures and tastes, from the nutty richness of quinoa to the crisp freshness of garden vegetables. Whether you’re seeking a light lunch or a zesty side dish, this recipe is a culinary masterpiece that’s as nutritious as it is delicious.
- 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and cooked
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 cup cucumber, diced
- 1 cup bell peppers, assorted colors, chopped
- 1/2 cup red onion, finely sliced
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- 1/4 cup black olives, pitted and sliced
- 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cook the quinoa according to package instructions; let it cool.
- In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, bell peppers, red onion, and parsley.
- Gently fold in the feta cheese, black olives, and toasted pine nuts.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Refrigerate for about 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
- Serve chilled and enjoy the explosion of colors and flavors!
Prep time: 20 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
A refreshing and nutrient-packed quinoa salad loaded with fresh vegetables, feta cheese, and toasted pine nuts.
Nutrition information: Calories: 240, Total Fat: 9g, Carbs: 32g, Protein: 8g
Immerse yourself in the symphony of flavors, celebrating the harmony between nature’s bounty and culinary artistry. Our Veggie-Packed Quinoa Salad is not just a dish; it’s an ode to wholesome living. With every bite, you’ll savor the crispness of garden vegetables, the creaminess of feta cheese, and the satisfying crunch of toasted pine nuts. This salad isn’t just a feast for your taste buds – it’s a feast for your eyes, a mosaic of colors that reflects the vibrancy of the ingredients. Share it with friends, serve it to family, or simply treat yourself to a plate of pure vitality. It’s not just a salad; it’s a celebration of the beauty and nourishment that nature provides.