Red Quinoa Salad

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What you need 

  • 1 cup uncooked red quinoa (Makes about 3 cups cooked)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely minced shallots
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups (1/2-inch) diced seeded tomato
  • 1/2 cup (1/2-inch) diced seeded cucumber
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
  • 2 ounces crumbled feta cheese (about 1/2 cup)

How to make it

Step 1

Rinse 1 cup quinoa thoroughly in a strainer. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil and add washed quinoa. Cook for approximately 20 min, or until all water has dissolved.  Let cool 1 hour.

Step 2

While quinoa cools, combine oil and next 4 ingredients (through pepper) in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Let stand 20 minutes.

Step 3

Add dressing, tomato, and next 4 ingredients (through chickpeas) to quinoa; toss well. Add cheese, and toss gently. Serve with lemon wedges.