Photo: Oxmoor House
Hands-on Time
10 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 20 Mins
Yield
Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 3/4 cups salad and 1 lemon wedge)

The health benefits of this gluten-free ancient grain are spectacular. Red quinoa makes a beautiful main-dish salad, but you can use whichever color you’d like.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook quinoa according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain and place in a large bowl. Let cool 1 hour.

Step 2

While quinoa cools, combine oil and next 4 ingredients (through pepper) in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Let stand 20 minutes.

Step 3

Add dressing, tomato, and next 4 ingredients (through chickpeas) to quinoa; toss well. Add cheese, and toss gently. Serve with lemon wedges.

Step 4

Kids Can Help: With a child-safe knife, kids can chop the tomatoes and cucumber, and then crumble the feta.

Chef's Notes

MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.

Cooking Light Real Family Food

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