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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
1

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.

2

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

3

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