Jefferson County Recipe of the Day: Pepper Quinoa Salad

A healthy and delicious salad – great for lunch!

Pepper Quinoa Salad

Ingredients

2 cups quinoa, rinsed
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes
1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and chopped
1 each medium red, orange, and yellow peppers, chopped
6 green onions, thinly sliced
1 – 4 oz. pkg. crumbled garlic and herb feta cheese
1/2 cup reduced-fat sun-dried tomato salad dressing, divided

Directions

~Cook quinoa according to package directions. Transfer to a large bowl and cool completely.

~In a small bowl, combine water and tomatoes and let stand for five minutes. Drain and chop tomatoes, then add to quinoa. Stir in the cucumber, peppers, onions, cheese, and 1/4 cup salad dressing.

~Cover and refrigerate for two hours. Before serving, stir in remaining salad dressing.

~Makes 14 servings.

Learn more about the benefits of quinoa: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?dbid=142&tname=foodspice


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