Quinoa salad with feta, pomegranate and mint

Quinoa is a new entry in our family’s diet. I admit not being a huge fan of it but really do enjoy this fresh summer salad for its taste as well as for its colourful vibe. Healthy, refreshing, and deeply satisfying.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 pomegranate, seeded
  • 4 small Persian cucumbers (or 1 large English cucumber), diced
  • 1 bunch fresh mint, chopped (~ 4 Tbsp.)
  • 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • Dressing:
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground pepper

Directions

  1. Add quinoa, water and salt to a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil then cover, turn off heat and let it sit for 15 minutes. Remove lid and fluff with a fork. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk dressing ingredients together.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the cooled quinoa, pomegranate seeds, diced cucumber, mint and feta. Add dressing and toss to coat.

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