Quinoa. Ugh! I have tried for years to embrace this wholesome grain and have always come up short. But recently I came across a recipe that looked promising. After a bit of tweaking the result was spectacular. It's easy to make and the leftovers are great in lunches. Even my husband liked it!
1 cup quinoa
1/4 cup lemon or lime juice
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup sliced green onions
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsely
1/2 cup chopped cucumber
1/2 cup chopped carrots
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 1/2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
2 cups diced feta cheese
Cook the quinoa in water as directed on the package.
Throw in a bowl and add the juice, olive oil, and seasonings (I used salt, pepper, and garlic powder).
Throw in the remaining ingredients and gently mix.
You can serve this hot or cold and can use other vegetables and seasonings if you like.
FYI: it is pronounced "Keen Wah".
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