A quick and healthy side dish alternative to rice and pasta. It will make a quinoa-lover out of anyone. Thanks to the salty feta and sweet Campari tomatoes, my kids even like it!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
35 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Dressing:
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Bring water and bouillon to a boil in a saucepan. Add quinoa, reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until water is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Transfer quinoa to a bowl and cool slightly, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir spinach into quinoa and refrigerate until completely cooled, at least 30 minutes.

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  • Whisk almond oil, olive oil, vinegar, thyme, basil, garlic, and salt together in a bowl until dressing is smooth.

  • Stir tomatoes, 1/2 of the feta cheese, and dressing into cooled quinoa until evenly coated; top with remaining feta cheese and ground black pepper.

Nutrition Facts

388 calories; protein 10.3g; carbohydrates 34.6g; fat 23.9g; cholesterol 16.8mg; sodium 446.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2016
Delicious! I used a low sodium chicken broth instead of the cubes and subbed kale for spinach plus my salt wasn't kosher but this turned out wonderfully! The dressing was so light and zippy and anytime quinoa and I get together it's a good time. Definitely would make this again for quick lunches. Read More
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2016
Delicious! I used a low sodium chicken broth instead of the cubes and subbed kale for spinach plus my salt wasn't kosher but this turned out wonderfully! The dressing was so light and zippy and anytime quinoa and I get together it's a good time. Definitely would make this again for quick lunches. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2019
My huband and I loved this simple recipe, but did not add the dressing. He does not like strong flavors, yet I do, but neither of us liked it with dressing. We made the quinoa as stated in recipe, but added green and kalamata olives and it was perfect for us. Will definitely make again. Great light, yet filing recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2019
Love this salad! Added scallions and used fresh basil and thyme from the garden. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2016
This was great. Very light and flavorful. Good summer side dish. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/03/2019
I had leftover rice and quinoa mixture that I used. It was a great way to use it. Read More
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