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Quinoa and Feta Salad

Enjoy this healthy recipe of quinoa and feta salad that serves 4 as a main course.

1 cup quinoa
2 cups chicken Broth
½ cup raw cashews
2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
2 stalks celery, finely sliced
1 cup seedless grapes, halved
½ cup crumbled goat feta
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 lime, juiced
Salt and Pepper, to taste

Bring chicken broth to a boil and add quinoa.  Simmer for 12-15 minutes until the grains are tender and the broth is absorbed.  Set aside and cool.  Can be cooled faster by spreading out on a cookie sheet or pan.

In a dry, heavy frying pan, toast the cashews over moderate to low heat, stirring frequently, until they are golden brown.  Cool, then chop roughly.

In a large bowl, combine dried quinoa, nuts, herbs celery, grapes and feta.  Squeeze lime juice over all; add olive oil and season with salt and pepper.  Adjust seasonings to taste and leave the salad to stand for at least 1 hour before serving.

Nutritional information per serving: 349 Calories, 19 grams fat (4g saturated), 10g protein, 37 g carbohydrates, 4g fiber, 162 mg sodium.

This recipe is from CD Kitchen http://www.cdkitchen.com

By |2014-07-31T10:50:35-06:00March 13th, 2014|General, Recipes|