Quick and easy Feta salad
It’s always a good idea to incorporate healthy salads to your diet. This recipe is very quick and easy, so you don’t have a reason to skip on healthy nutrients. It’s very fresh and you can experiment with toppings and dressings. I also use quinoa because I love its amazing health benefits. It also adds more texture and flavor to the salad. I love how quinoa is mixed up with vegetables and goat cheese. If you haven’t tried this combination, you should give a try to this salad.
Adding quinoa makes a huge difference, as it is high-protein, crunchy grain. If you like eating salads for lunch, this is one of the best options. You can even make it a day ahead. Keep the dish fresh and crisp by adding the dressing at the last moment. You can keep the ingredients fresh by tossing them with lemon juice.
This salad is rich in textures and flavors. We’ve got goat cheese, toasted pecans and tomatoes. We’re talking about a bright and healthy vinaigrette. The quinoa will absorb the sauce, soaking up the flavor. It becomes very creamy.
Quick and easy Feta salad
This is a very quick and easy recipe that comes together in 30 minutes. It tastes a bit like a Greek salad but has a more interesting texture and much better flavor. You can use it as the main meal or as a side dish with seafood or meat for a filling dinner.
- 375 ml chicken or vegetable broth
- 200 ml quinoa
- 120 ml extra virgin olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 15 ml red wine vinegar
- 10 ml oregano, dried
- 1 large tomato, cut into ½ inch cubes
- 1 peeled and cut cucumber
- 1 juiced lemon
- 1/4 cup chopped red onion
- 3 oz baby spinach
- 1 oz crumbled feta cheese
- 4 ml salt
- 4 ml ground black pepper
Take a deep pan, add rinsed quinoa (it should be dry). Add the meat broth, olive oil and salt. Boil everything and cook until quinoa is ready. All the liquid should be absorbed, it takes around 12 minutes.
While the quinoa is getting ready, whisk vinegar with oil, oregano and garlic. When quinoa is ready, add this mixture and thoroughly toss. Add salt and pepper to taste, let it rest on a kitchen table.
Take a new bowl, add tomatoes, cucumber, red onion and spinach. Take oil and lemon juice and drizzle the mix. Toss to combine, add salt and pepper. Finally, add quinoa and feta, gently toss a little bit. If the mixture is dry, add more of olive oil. Serve immediately.
You can easily meal prep this salad. This is one of my favorite tricks to eat healthy, delicious foods every day. Just prepare the components when you have time and freeze them. Assemble the salad when you're ready to eat. Take a few minutes to prepare the base and the whole salad will be ready in 5 minutes on a busy day.