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Quinoa Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Yields4 ServingsTotal Time30 mins

 1 cup quinoa
 2 cups water
 1 cup chopped tomato
 1 cup chopped sweet peppers
 1 cup chopped cucumber
 1 cup chopped carrots
 ½ cup chopped red onion
 1 cup corn
 ½ cup chopped pimento peppers
 ½ cup capers
 ½ cup fruit of your choice*
 ½ cup nuts
 ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
 ½ cup chopped chandon beni
 ½ cup chopped chives
 Salt and pepper to taste
For dressing
 2 limes, juiced
 ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
 2 tablespoons garlic
 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
 Salt and pepper to taste

In a saucepan, bring quinoa and water to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed about 10 to 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.


In a small bowl, whisk olive oil, lime juice, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and garlic.


Combine quinoa, tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, corn, capers, fruit, nuts, carrots, sweet peppers, pimento peppers and feta cheese. Pour dressing over quinoa mixture; toss to coat. Stir in chandon beni and chives; season with salt and black pepper. Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4