Zesty Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

July 31, 2020

Zesty Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Recipe: Zesty Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Author: Elle, Hamama Happiness Team Member

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Makes: 4 Servings

Did you know that quinoa is considered a “super grain”? It’s gluten free, whole grain, protein-rich, high in fiber, and it’s super versatile! This salad is a mediterranean delight, especially when combined with Hamama Zesty Mix microgreens!

 

Ingredients:

1 cup organic white quinoa

2 cups water

¼ cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1 peeled and diced cucumber (or 2 small persian cucumbers)

1 cup halved cherry tomatoes

¼ cup diced red onion

2 tbsp chopped kalamata olives

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

⅛ tsp pink himalayan salt

¼ tsp garlic powder or ½ fresh chopped garlic clove

Instructions: 

  1. Rinse quinoa thoroughly prior to cooking to remove any residue.
  2. Bring 2 cups of water and 1 cup of quinoa to a boil.
  3. Add 1 tsp salt.
  4. Cover the saucepan with a tight fitting lid and cook on low heat for 15 minutes.
  5. While your quinoa is cooking, peel and chop 1 cucumber (or 2 small persian cucumbers), 1 cup of halved cherry tomatoes, ¼ cup diced red onion, and 2 tbsp chopped kalamata olives.
  6. Remove from heat, keeping the lid on and let stand covered for 3 to 5 minutes until the water is absorbed.
  7. Add 2 tbsp olive oil to large mixing bowl
  8. Squeeze 1 tbsp of fresh lemon juice into bowl
  9. Add ¼ tsp garlic powder or ½ fresh chopped garlic clove
  10. Whisk together
  11. Fluff quinoa with a fork and transfer to the large mixing bowl
  12. Add in chopped veggies and ¼ cup chickpeas
  13. Stir all ingredients until well combined
  14. Mix in your Hamama Zesty Mix microgreens
  15. Squeeze some more fresh lemon on top with ground pepper and pink himalayan salt (optional)
  16. Serve and enjoy!



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