Vegetarian Quinoa & Feta Salad

Servings Size: 6-8

Total Time: 30-35 minutes

Ingredients:

1.5 cups uncooked quinoa

1/2 cup uncooked lentils

1 cucumber

2 large or 3 medium sized tomatoes

1/2 sweet onion

2 tsp minced garlic

1/2 cup chopped cilantro

1 Tbps olive oil

1 Tbps balsamic vinegar

1 lemon

1 can garbanzo beans

8 oz. feta cheese

Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Combine quinoa & lentils in a medium sized pot. Add 4 cups of water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover with lid, and let cook for 20 minutes.
  2. Dice cucumber, tomatoes, and onion and add into a large bowl.
  3. Add garlic and cilantro to vegetable mixture.
  4. Once the quinoa/lentil mixture is done, let cool for 5-10 minutes, then add into the vegetable mixture.
  5. Add olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, garbanzo beans (rinse & drain), feta cheese, and salt/pepper to vegetables and quinoa. Mix thoroughly.
  6. Top with extra cilantro & lemon is desired.
  7. Enjoy!

This is a great meal-prep recipe to make on Sunday, and eat for lunch all week long! I entice my toddler to eat yummy whole grains & veggies by giving him a hunk of feta cheese first, and telling him there’s more in the mixture! Works every time!

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