Food Fight, Quinoa Salad

Yum,Yum, fabulous! This is a dump-and-stir salad. It’s so easy and delicious, I dare you not to stand and eat it with a spoon straight out of the serving bowl! It’s even better the next day…….if it lasts that long. BTW if you have never tried quinoa, do it! So good for you.

So here’s where the food fight comes in. I’m in a contest over at 20 Minute Supper Club to win some great Kitchen Aid goodies. You can vote for this salad HERE. No signing up, just click on the blue box. underneath it to vote. I’m first in the second row:) If I win, first thing I will do is bake a cake and share it here. Thanks

Sensational Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

1 cup quinoa, cooked ( Same method as rice but rinse realllly well)
1 can lentils, (19oz) drained
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons fresh mint, minced (or 1T dry but fresh is sooo much better)
2 Tablespoons fresh dill, minced (or 1T dry but fresh is sooo much better)
1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced
1/3 cup green onion, minced
1 green or red pepper, chopped
1 stalk of celery, chopped finely
1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup of black olives, sliced
1 tomato diced
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or almonds or pecans or sunflower seeds
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice

Mix everything together, adding the lemon juice and oil last! Salt to taste:)

: This salad is very versatile and can be made with various substitutions. Add some chopped cucumbers or throw in some mandarin oranges. Use your imagination or what you have in the refrigerator.


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