Mediterranean Quinoa Recipe

Healthy Quinoa Salad[yields]

Cook nutrient-dense quinoa until it’s light and fluffy, dress it with lemon juice and olive oil and then add these Mediterranean treasures: fresh mint and parsley, toasted pine nuts, feta cheese.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Feeding the Whole Family (third edition) by Cynthia Lair (Sasquatch Books, 2008).

Inspired by a recipe by a student named David St. Martin, this whole grain salad has it all. Amino acid rich quinoa combines with pine nuts and feta to provide protein. The raw herbs add the digestive element to the dish. This makes a stupendous meal coupled with Falafels or Carribean Lime Halibut. Cooked millet, rice or other grain can be substituted for quinoa.

Cynthia Lair

Cynthia is an Assistant Professor and Culinary Curriculum Director at Bastyr University. She is also the host of the online cooking show Cookus Interruptus featuring over 170 recipes and the author of Feeding the Whole Family and the new Feeding the Young Athlete. Watch her TEDx talk How to Cut an Onion!

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