Quinoa with Cranberries & Feta Cheese Salad Recipe

Looking to boost your nutrition without sacrificing flavour? Quinoa is here to save the day! This superfood is a nutritional powerhouse, offering a wide array of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that your body will thank you for.

Quinoa has taken the culinary world by storm in recent years, and for good reason. This grain is not only packed with nutrients but also offers a delightful texture and nutty flavour that can elevate any dish. Whether you're a seasoned quinoa enthusiast or a newbie to the trend, this salad is sure to win you over.

Forget boring salads, this one is a flavour explosion in your mouth. So go forth, cook boldly, and make your taste buds dance with joy, so explore the endless possibilities of quinoa and elevate your dining experience with this delicious salad that is as nourishing as it is delicious. Cheers to good food, good health, and the joy of cooking!

Prep Time: 10-15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Serves: 4

200g quinoa
600ml vegetable stock
50g dried cranberries
50g pecan nuts, chopped
75g feta cheese, crumbled
2 spring onions, finely sliced
1 large handful of fresh parsley, chopped
finely grated juice and zest of 1/2 lemon
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1. Put the quinoa in a pan and cover well with vegetable stock. Bring up to a boil, then simmer for 15-20min or until the quinoa is tender (top up with stock as needed) and then transfer to a serving bowl and leave to cool.

2. Once the quinoa is cool, mix in the dried cranberries, pecan nuts,  feta, spring onions and parsley.

3. In a small bowl, stir together the lemon zest, lemon zest and juice and season with salt and pepper.

4. Pour over the quinoa mixture and toss to combine, then serve.

Note: This is an updated post from 19/12/22