Salad Recipes

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad recipe

Quinoa is a delicious and healthy grain, that makes for a versatile and hearty salad. This Mediterranean salad features exotic flavors, healthy grains, and tender chicken. The easy salad can be made ahead of time and refrigerated, and makes for a wonderful side dish whether you are serving a gourmet meal or an outdoor picnic.

Ingredients:

  • 2 c. chicken broth
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 c. uncooked quinoa
  • 2 large chicken breasts, cooked and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 large red onion, diced
  • 1 large green bell pepper, diced
  • ½ c. chopped green kalamata olives
  • ½ c. feta cheese, crumbled
  • ¼ c. chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2/3 c. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ c. olive oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. In large mixing bowl, combine carrots, almonds and garlic. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place on ungreased baking dish.

  3. Bake carrots until soft and beginning to brown, about 30 minutes. Remove, and allow to cool to room temperature.

  4. In large bowl combine carrots, honey and vinegar. Toss to coat. Add cranberries and blue cheese and mix until well combined. Toss in arugula just before serving.

Author: Catherine Herzog.

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Conversions
2 cupsabout 473ml (473.18 mililitres based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)
1 cupabout 237ml (236.59 mililitres based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)
cupabout 118ml (118.295 mililitres based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)
cupabout 59ml (59.1475 mililitres based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)
2/3 cupabout 158ml (157.8055 mililitres based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)

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Published: January 10, 2012
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