Saturday, June 21

Quinoa and Roasted Pepper Salad

This recipe was adapted from Pinterest, I thank the quinoa gods everyday for allowing me to come across this recipe.... I know my mom & sister do too!! It's pretty amazing, very flavorful.
 It's perfect alone or as a side dish, and the long it hangs out in the refrigerator the better.

1 cup cooked Quinoa (red & white variety)
1 Red  & 1 Yellow Bell Pepper (roasted & peeled)
1 can of peeled Garbanzo beans
1/4 Red Onion (thinly sliced)
1/4 bunch Chopped Cilantro
1/2 lb Crumbled Feta cheese

1/4 cup chopped Cilantro
2 minced Garlic cloves
1/2 cup Olive oil
2 Tb Red wine vinegar
2 Tb Lemon juice
Salt & pepper to taste

You can make this dressing in the blender, by throwing everything in or slowly incorporating the oil with the vinegar and then adding in remaining ingredients. Either way will work.

Cook the quinoa & allow to cool completely. Meanwhile, roast the bell peppers, peel and dice. Peel the garbanzo beans, thinly slice the red onion and chop the cilantro. In a large pretty bowl, add the cooled quinoa and its veggies. I like to add half the crumbled feta and half the vinaigrette, mix to incorporate all ingredients & then add remaining dressing, mix again!
 Lastly crumble remaining feta on top, makes it look pretty... I like pretty things! 
Refrigerate until your ready to eat or not! Don't forget leftovers are amazing!!


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