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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2 cups quinoa, rinsed and drained
4 cups water
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 It
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.
In a serving bowl, toss the quinoa with the olive oil, feta, scallions, mint, and salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm or chilled.
The quinoa can be made a day ahead and refrigerated, tossed with the remaining ingredients.
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