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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Serves: 4 to 6

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A colorful quinoa salad with avocado, feta and Kalamata olives.


These ingredients are:
vegetarian iconVegetarian corn-free iconCorn-free egg-free iconEgg-free gluten-free iconGluten-free peanut-free iconPeanut-free soy-free iconSoy-free tree nut-free iconTree nut-free wheat-free iconWheat-free


Place quinoa in a strainer and rinse several times with cold water. Place in a saucepan with water and salt, to taste. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 15 minutes, until grains show a thread-like spiral and water is absorbed. Remove from the heat, remove the lid and place a dish towel over the pan. Return the lid to the pan and let sit for 10 minutes or longer undisturbed. Transfer to a salad bowl and fluff with a fork. Allow to cool.

Add cucumbers, olives, avocado, mint, parsley and feta to the bowl.

Whisk together lemon juice, vinegar, mustard, garlic, salt, oil and buttermilk. If using yogurt, thin out if desired with 1 tablespoon of water. Season with pepper.

Just before serving, toss lettuce with 3 tablespoons dressing. Toss quinoa mixture with remaining dressing. Toss together greens and quinoa mixture.


You can assemble the salad up to a day ahead but do not toss with the dressing until shortly before serving.

Each serving: 226 cal, 14g fat (3g sat), 7mg chol, 231mg sodium, 20g carb, 5g fiber, 6g protein

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