A protein packed Mediterranean quinoa salad with garden fresh ingredients makes an incredibly delicious, healthy meal!
Quinoa is rich in protein, essential vitamins and minerals, plus beneficial polyphenols that may help to reduce the risk of cancer.
Did you know pine nuts are extremely high in antioxidants? These antioxidants kill free radicals that encourage the development of cancer and other diseases.
Pine kernels are a good source of several essential nutrients, including Vitamins A, B, C, D, and E. They are also an excellent source of B complex vitamins like thiamine, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, folate, and pyridoxine.
Boosting this recipe even further, olives are very high in vitamin E and additional powerful antioxidants.
Every bite is hearty and healthy. Eat up!
Gluten Free, Vegetarian
1 cup uncooked quinoa
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
1 cup diced cucumber
1 cup feta cheese (crumbled)
1/2 cup sliced kalamata olives
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1/4 cup roasted pine nuts
4 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoon olive oil
1. Cook the quinoa according to the cooking instructions on the package. Let it cool.2-In a large bowl, mix the quinoa, tomatoes, cucumber, feta cheese, black olives, mint.
2. In a large bowl, mix the quinoa, tomatoes, cucumber, feta cheese, black olives, mint, parsley, and pine nuts together.
3. Add the lemon and olive oil and toss well. Season to taste with salt.
Recipe & Photo Credit: Sezin Hason, MindBodySoulBlog.com