Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Mediterranean saladWe are off to Tahoe! I actually packed everything on time for once in my life so hopefully we can leave before the Friday traffic hits SF! I’m serious, do not try to leave San Francisco on a Friday evening via the Bay Bridge…ever! It gets nasty. Before I go, I wanted to leave you with this healthy Mediterranean quinoa salad. I love roasted artichokes and tomatoes, but I love them even more in a salad! I have been obsessed with quinoa lately (you should see how many boxes I have stocked in my pantry!), it is just so much fun experimenting with different quinoa recipes. I couldn’t stop eating this salad, I just love the flavors. It really is one of those salads that make you stop after taking a bite and say, “MMMM” out loud. Or maybe it is just my quinoa and feta cheese addiction that makes me love this salad so much…

Oh, by the way, have any of you living in the Bay Area seen the Bay Bridge lights at night? I still haven’t gone to check them out! From the videos I have seen, I think what they did is so cool!

Have a happy Friday and great weekend!

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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
 
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Type: Salad
Serves: 2-3
Ingredients
  • 2 cups cooked organic white quinoa
  • 1 cup arugula, trimmed and rinsed
  • 1 can/jar artichoke hearts
  • 1 cup organic cherry tomatoes
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • Ground black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Slice cherry tomatoes and artichoke hearts in half and add to a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add 1 tbsp olive oil, and pepper and mix well.
  4. Spread over a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Add quinoa, arugula, feta cheese and roasted vegetables to a large mixing bowl.
  6. Drizzle olive oil over the salad and sprinkle desired amount of ground black pepper over the salad.
  7. Toss everything together before serving.
Makes 4 cups

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    14 comments

    1. Claire says:

      I feel like I need to give quinoa a second chance. My first few experiences with it were so so, but this recipe looks delicious so I think I’ll try it out again. I looooove roasted artichokes and tomatoes so I’m sure this is awesome. Advice for the best way to cook quinoa? I’ve tried stovetop and rice cooker, both ways came out meh.

      Have fun in Tahoe! Hope you don’t get stuck in traffic tonight!

    2. Helen Maud says:

      the recipe of mediterranean quina salad sounds really good I am going to try it I love quina and now I found a new recipe. Made the stuffed peppers and they came out yummy

    3. john@kitchenriffs says:

      That link to the Bay Bridge’s lights is excellent! What a fun idea. Not as fun as this super looking salad, of course, but close. šŸ˜‰ Love the looks of this – super dish. Have fun in Tahoe!

    4. CateyLou says:

      What a delicious-looking and healthy salad! This would be the perfect weeknight dinner – I’ve been obsessed with quinoa lately too!

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