Mediterranean Quinoa Toss | Terra’s Kitchen

We saved our Mediterranean Quinoa Toss for last. This salad would be a delicious combination of red quinoa, chickpeas, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, feta, spinach, basil and onion. Since we always have quinoa on hand (now that we discovered our love for it) we decided to mix some of our tri colored quinoa and additional chickpeas to have our meal that was meant for two, serve three instead.

A few of our tasty veggies...
A few of our tasty veggies…

Ingredients for our Meditteranean Quinoa Toss

  • Red Quinoa
  • Mixed Cherry Tomatoes
  • Kalamata Olives
  • Cucumber
  • Basil
  • Feta
  • Chickpeas
  • Diced Red Onion
  • Spinach
  • Capers
  • White Wine Vinegar
Red Quinoa
Red Quinoa
I was in charge of prepping the veggies.
I was in charge of prepping the veggies.
We added our trip color quinoa, rinsed it and placed it in a medium saucepan on medium-high heat with 1 tsp of oil to toast it... About 1 minute.
We added our trip color quinoa, rinsed it and placed it in a medium saucepan on medium-high heat with 1 tsp of oil to toast it… About 1 minute.

Next we added water to our quino and brought it to a boil. Once the water was boiling, we reduced the heat to low and cooked the quinoa for 15 minutes before removing it (still covered) from the heat to sit for an additional 5.

Fluffing the quinoa before adding to our veggies...
Fluffing the quinoa before adding to our veggies…
We tossed our veggies, added in some arugula and garlic EVOO and lemon juice to taste.
We tossed our veggies, added in some arugula and garlic EVOO and lemon juice to taste.

While the Feta was meant to tossed with the salad, we left it on the side for the dairy lovers in the family, and I went some of our delicious Manchego (sheeps milk) cheese. We also chose to leave out the capers and basil for this time around.

Time to enjoy.
Time to enjoy.

 

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