Mediterranean Quinoa Salad Is The Perfect Dish To Help You Usher In Summer

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Quinoa is all the rage these days. It's high in protein and low in carbs, making it the perfect alternative to rice and other grains. Quinoa — which is actually a seed — has a distinct, nutty flavor. Plus, it goes well with just about anything! I like to experiment with the so called "super grain," tossing in different meats, veggies, and sauces for ethnic variations on a traditional quinoa salad — like this Mediterranean quinoa salad.

One of my most successful concoctions to date, this Mediterranean mixture is a cross between a Greek salad and couscous. It relies on crisp veggies, garbanzo beans, roasted pepitas, and — of course — feta! Give it a whirl on an easy weekday night, and feel free to adjust the amounts to your likings. It will make enough for four (or two, if you're like me and my boyfriend!). In fact, I'm eating it as I type this and... come to think about it... it might be time for seconds.

Images: Emily Siegel

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