Quinoa Greek Salad is a flavorful and filling side dish that you can feel good about! Add chicken and you’ve got the perfect lunch or dinner.
Friends, I am coming to you with my hat in my hands, admitting that I was wrong.
I was dead wrong about quinoa.
For quite some time, I ridiculed the ancient grain. In my defense, I thought that it’s moment in the sun would be fleeting.
I mean…there was so much hype. Quinoa, avocado toast, kombucha…add a fried egg and a beanie and you’ve got the hipster starter pack, am I right?
(No offense against hipsters, trust me – I have learned the error of my judgy ways. What goes around always comes back around and all that.)
After years of eye rolling and immature jokes, I finally decided to give quinoa a whirl. I try to eat clean carbs with most meals, and rice and potatoes were getting old.
Quinoa was surprisingly easy to make and SO full of flavor and texture. It’s definitely a great change of pace if you’re riced-out.
Not only that, but it’s a carb you can feel good about! Clean eating approved, and super easy for your body to digest.
I guess there’s something to this ancient grain thing after all.
Of course, this dish can be served warm, but I prefer to whip up a batch and keep it chilled in the refrigerator for an easy lunch.
Add some diced grilled chicken, and you’ve got a meal that will provide enough protein and carbs to fuel the rest of your day.
I prefer to toss the tomatoes in the quinoa while the quinoa is still warm to release some of the juices – it just makes for a better flavor in my opinion.
Add the feta cheese after chilling to prevent melting.
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