Grape, Feta and Mint Quinoa Salad
This wholesome quinoa salad simply bursts with nutrition and the delicious fresh flavors of sweet, red seedless grapes, tangy crumbled feta cheese, fresh lemon and mint.
1 cup quinoa
1 1/3 cups water
1 cup red seedless California grapes
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
8 fresh mint leaves, coarsely chopped
Sliced green onion for garnish (optional)
- Rinse the quinoa in a fine-mesh sieve. Put it in a medium saucepan with the water and bring it to a boil; reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 12 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand for 10 minutes. Remove the cover and fluff with a fork. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.
- Stir together the quinoa, grapes, cheese, lemon juice, and mint in a large bowl. Top with green onions, if desired.
Makes 4 servings.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories 228; Protein 8 g; Carbohydrate 36 g; Fat 6 g; 25% Calories from Fat; Cholesterol 17 mg; Sodium 222 mg; Potassium 400 mg; Fiber 3 g.
Recipe created by Patricia Bannan, MS, RD, for the California Table Grape Commission.
Recipe and photograph courtesy of California Table Grape Commission.