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    Quinoa salad with Feta and Sun-dried Tomatoes

    Quinoa salad with Feta and Sun-dried Tomatoes – Σαλάτα με Κινόα, Φέτα και Λιαστές Τομάτες

    A delightful and special salad with quinoa, feta and sundried tomatoes is the one I am suggesting today. It is ideal for those who are dieting, vegetarians, and for those who just want to eat healthier.  Enjoy this salad during hot summer days, as a main course. Besides, as my friend Ellie sais, during summer everyone wants to eat salads!

    For  quinoa and its valuable properties we talked recently and I saw that you really loved  the recipe I recommended for quinoa with spinach and katiki Domokos! Feta is a cheese that most people like. It can, of course, be replaced with another white cheese of your choice. However, I think the feta or goat cheese is ideal. The strong point of this salad is the sundried tomatoes. But no any sundried tomatoes, but those Zambia recommends on her site, Kitchen Stories. Prepare your own by following her recipe and you can add them to salads, sauces, pasta, risotto and many other recipes. I did not follow the recipe from the beginning. I bought already sundried tomatoes by the store and then put them in the jar along with all the other ingredients Zambia proposes. And I confess that I have really love them! Finally, the basil, in the dressing, boosts the flavor of salad.

    Preparation time: 15 minutes

    Servings: 2

    Ingredients:

    • 3 cups cooked quinoa (about 1 ½ cup uncooked)

    • 10 – 12 sundried tomatoes, chopped

    • ¾ cup feta cheese, crumbled

    • 1 tsp. fresh basil, chopped

    • 3 tsp. tablespoons olive oil

    • 1 ½ tbsp. balsamic vinegar

    • Salt and pepper

    Instructions:

    1. Stir the already cooked quinoa, tomatoes, feta and basil in a bowl.
    2. Prepare the dressing, by mixing olive oil, salt, pepper and balsamic vinegar and pour over the salad. Stir well!
    3. Serve!

     

    The first time you try the sundried tomatoes, you pay attention on the salt. Tomatoes sold in the market are often too salty.

    Nutritional Facts per Serving

    Calories Carbohydrates Sugars Total Fat Saturated Fat Proteins Dietary Fibers
    731 96.6 4.5 28.1 2.8 29.7

    10.5

    Recipe found, and then altered, in Diethood.

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