Quinoa Feta Salad

Ingredients:

  • 250 mL quinoa
  • 500 mL chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 85 g cubed feta cheese
  • 125 mL sliced almonds
  • 250 mL grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 small red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 scallions, diced

Vinaigrette:

  • 30 mL white wine vinegar
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 60 mL extra-virgin olive oil
  • 30 mL minced fresh chives
  • To taste Herbamare® Original, pepper

Preparation:

Place quinoa in a medium pot and rinse with water. Strain out water; add broth and turn heat to high. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer uncovered until liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Cool and toss gently with feta, almonds, vegetables and vinaigrette.

Serve.

Gleaned from A.Vogel’s Blog

Decadent Quinoa Powder – by Kathy Smart

Serves 8

Ingredients:

4oz Fair Trade Dark Chocolate

3 Ripe Organic Avocados – diced

1/2 Cup Organic Maple Syrup (the darker the healthier)

2 tsp Organic Vanilla Extract

2tsp Organic Gelatinized Quinoa Powder

2 TBSP Grass Fed Milk or Milk Alternative

1/2 Cup Softened Organic Dates

1/2 Ripe Organic Banana

Pinch of Himalayan Salts

Chopped Toasted Organic Almonds or Fresh Organic Berries for garnish

 

Method:

Melt the chocolate gently on low heat in a small saucepan.

Place the avocado, quinoa powder, maple syrup, dates, vanilla, banana, and salt into a food processor and puree.  Add the melted chocolate and puree until completely incorporated.  Add the milk one tablespoon at a time and continue to puree to a creamy consistency.

Serve in a martini glass and garnish as you see fit.

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