Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

by Todd Leonard CEC on December 21, 2015
Todd Leonard CEC
Overall Rating: 4.7/5 | Kids Rating: 2/5


This Mediterranean Quinoa Salad is packed with flavor and healthy ingredients!

Serves: 5

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Total Time: 25 min

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  • 4 tsp. Lemon Juice
  • 3 tbsp. Capers, drained
  • 2 tsp. Dijon Mustard
  • 5 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp. Dill Weed
  • 1/2 tsp. THRIVE Chefs ChoiceTHRIVE Chefs Choice


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  1. Rinse quinoa and boil in lightly salted water for 12-15 minutes, or until tender and water is absorbed. Rinse again in cool water and set aside.
  2. Make dressing by blending lemon juice, capers, mustard, and oil until smooth, scraping sides of blender if necessary. Add salt and pepper to taste. Fold in the olives, artichokes
  3. In a large saucepan, heat olive oil on medium heat. Saute garlic until golden.
  4. Add mushrooms, beans, carrots, chicken, and squash to pan and saute for 1 minute to toast.
  5. Add the 1 3/4 cup of water, thyme, and tarragon, then simmer until water has evaporated. Stir occasionally, then sprinkle in the Chef's choice.
  6. Combine warm ingredients with the quinoa and dressing and fold together. Allow to fully cool
  7. Before serving, lightly toss with pine nuts and Parmesan cheese

Yield: 5 cups