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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

RECIPE WED #9: Spinach & Feta Quinoa Salad

Found this here,  & tweaked it a bit to fit the appetite of my family...really tasty! even can make this with differnt types of quinoa and rice. a blend of wild and brown is scrumptious too!!

2 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion (chopped)
3 cloves garlic (chopped)
1 bunch spinach (roughly chopped)
2 cup quinoa
4 cups vegetable broth (or chicken broth or water)
1/4 cup parsley (chopped)
1/4 cup dill (chopped)
salt and pepper to taste
1 lemon (juice and zest)
1/4 cup feta (crumbled)
sprinkling of capers or fincely diced black olives
1. Heat the oil in a pan.
2. Add the onion and saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
3. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about a minute.
4. Add the spinach and cook until it wilts.
5. Add the quinoa, vegetable broth, parsley, dill and season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil.
6. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer until the quinoa is tender, about 20 minutes.
7. Remove from heat and hit it with a splash lemon juice. sprinkling of capers or black olives and mix in the feta.

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