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Skimkim Yummies: Greek Quinoa Salad

If you follow me on Twitter (@skimkim), you would have seen that I’ve been going crazy making quinoa salads recently. The other night, I made a Greek version along with a huge vat of vegan lentil soup. Sooooo delicious. Oh, and HEALTHY. Quinoa is considered a whole grain but it’s actually a seed. It has the highest protein content of any other grain (16%) and is high in lysine, an essential amino acid that plays a major role in calcium absorption; building muscle protein; recovering from surgery or sports injuries; and the body’s production of hormones, enzymes, and antibodies (thanks, wikipedia). In fact, as a seed, quinoa has as much lysine as legumes, or beans.

So, now you know how good quinoa is for you. Find out how good it tastes. And it’s super easy. I used a mix of red and white quinoa. Prepare as directed.

Greek Quinoa Salad

  • 2 c cooked, cooled red and white quinoa
  • 1 diced cucumber
  • 1 c grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 c kalamata olives, halved or chopped pitted
  • half small red onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 c crumbled feta
  • 1/2 c chopped parsley
  • 1/4 c extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • s&p

Throw all your ingredients into a large bowl and mix. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving so all the flavors come together. Pack for lunch, it really goes a long way!

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2 Responses to “Skimkim Yummies: Greek Quinoa Salad”

  1. Marla Marla says:

    Ooh, I wanna try! Looks good :)

  2. Sistargirl Sistargirl says:

    I LOVE QUINOA!!! This looks delicious!


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