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Healthy Quinoa Salad with Feta Cheese and Mixed Vegetables

A healthy superfood Quinoa Salad packed with garbanzo beans, roasted peppers, onion and feta cheese. Add some grilled chicken or shrimp for the ultimate healthy salad! 
Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 391kcal
Author foodnessgracious

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 14 ounces garbanzo beans drained
  • 1/2 cup red roasted peppers sliced into thin strips
  • 1/4 cup yellow roasted peppers sliced into thin strips
  • 3 tbsp thinly sliced onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese

For The Dressing

  • 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp fred wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp fresh minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1/3 cup olive oil

Instructions

  • Place the quinoa and water in a pot and cook according to the instructions on the pack, about 15 minutes. Let cool in the fridge.
  • Make the dressing while the quinoa is cooling.
  • Place all of the dressing ingredients in a blender or food processor except for the oil.
  • Pulse on high speed until well mixed.
  • Slowly drizzle in the olive oil with the machine on high and blend until the dressing starts to emulsify. Set aside.
  • Once the quinoa is cool, transfer it to a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the garbanzo beans, peppers, onion, cilantro and feta.
  • Gently toss together then start to add the dressing.
  • Once the dressing has been added toss again and transfer to a serving bowl.
  • Add some more cilantro or feta to garnish.
    Serve at once or keep in the fridge until ready to use. 

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Nutrition

Serving: 8oz | Calories: 391kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 547mg | Potassium: 405mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 18.4mg | Calcium: 176mg | Iron: 3.5mg