Quinoa Salad with Scallions, Mint and Feta

Quinoa is considered a superfood because of its nutritional value, but it's also an incredibly versatile base for just about any flavor profile. This quinoa salad features fresh mint and feta cheese.

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  • Servings: 8
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  • 2 cups quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 4 cups water
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 pound crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced scallions, green part only
  • 8-10 large mint leaves, finely chopped
  • Freshly ground pepper

How to make this recipe

  1. In a medium pot over high heat, bring the quinoa, water and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt to a rolling boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat to low, and simmer until the quinoa has fully absorbed the water, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  2. In a serving bowl, toss the quinoa with the olive oil, feta, scallions, mint, and salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm or chilled.

Make Ahead

The quinoa can be made a day ahead and refrigerated, tossed with the remaining ingredients.

Contributed By Photo © Emily Farris Published November 2013

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