Ashley Zehnder: Healthy Salad Recipe – Warm Quinoa Greek Salad

Quinoa is the new superfood fad amongst foodies. There are, however, unhealthy ways to prepare quinoa. Frying quinoa into cakes or putting too much salad dressing on the quinoa diminishes the health benefits. Warm Quinoa Greek Salad is an excellent dish that takes advantage of all the health benefits that quinoa provides.

Here are the ingredients that you will need:

• Two cups of water
• One cup of quinoa
• One cup of crumbled feta
• Ten basil leaves that have been rolled into a log and sliced
• Pepper to your taste
• Salt to your liking
• Two diced tomatoes
• Ten to 12 diced kalamata olives
• One tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil
• Four to five chopped oregano sprigs
• A handful of chopped flat-leaf parsley

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Boil two cups of water in a pot, add the quinoa and stir. When the water has returned to a boil, cover the pot, lower the heat, and let the quinoa simmer for about 15 minutes. In the meantime, combine the tomatoes, olives, parsley, and oregano in a bowl. Once the quinoa is finished cooking, add the olive oil to the quinoa and mix in the tomato, parsley, oregano, and olive mixture. Stir the quinoa with the vegetables and add salt and pepper to your liking. Top the quinoa with basil and feta crumbs and serve warm.

Ashley Zehnder is a server in Houston, Texas. She lives with her fiancé and enjoys cooking healthy meals for the two of them. She is always looking to share her recipes and learn new ones from others.

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