Saturday, 3 August 2013

Greek Quinoa

I've read SO many articles about quinoa; it is super healthy and deemed 'the supergrain of the future'. Low calorie, high in protein, alkaline building (which I'm aware of because of Honestly Healthy), a complex carb AND gluten-free - the best bit? It's even tastes good!

It's been so warm recently and that makes me crave certain foods - thankfully salads is high on that list but another thing is Greek food. Greek food is tasty, refreshing and ideal of this kind of weather.

[Adapated from Jolinda Hackett's Recipe]

All you need for one serving is:
150g Quinoa
200ml water
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 small garlic clove, crushed
Juice of 1/4 lemon
1 tbsp olive oil
5 cherry tomatoes, chopped
1 wedge of cucumber, chopped
8 or 9 olives, chopped
A chunk of feta, crumbled
A generous handful of parsley
Salt & Pepper, to season

Measure out your quinoa and pop in a saucepan with the 200ml of water. Leave to simmer for 15 minutes until softened.

While that's cooking, mix your dressing - garlic, apple cider vinegar, oil and lemon juice - in a bowl or jug.

Chop up your tomatoes, cucumber, onions and olives.

Get the feta out - that doesn't go in until the very end.

Add the parsley to the dressing and whisk.

When the quinoa has cooked, pop it in a bowl to cool.

When it has cooled a little, add the chopped tomatoes, olives, cucumber, onion to the orzo and mix.
Pour over the dressing and mix well.

Dish up and crumble some feta over the top.

Season with a little pepper if you fancy it.

BEAUTIFUL. Honestly, it tastes SO good.

N xo

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