Create a savory, nutrition-packed garlic and herb quinoa salad perfect for lunch or as a delectable side dish! Making it straightforward – all you need to do is combine mouthwatering flavors of quinoa, garlic, and fresh herbs. Follow the directions below to craft this flavorful meal:
- 1 cup uncooked quinoa
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs (such as parsley, cilantro, and basil)
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (optional)
- Rinse the quinoa in a fine-mesh strainer and transfer it to a medium-sized pot. Add the vegetable broth and bring it to a boil.
- Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and let the quinoa simmer for about 15 minutes or until all the liquid has been absorbed.
- Remove the pot from the heat and let it sit covered for 5 minutes.
- Whisk together the minced garlic, chopped herbs, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl.
- Fluff the quinoa with a fork and transfer it to a large bowl.
- Pour the garlic and herb dressing over the quinoa and mix well to combine.
- Add the crumbled feta cheese, if using, and mix again.
- Serve the garlic and herb quinoa salad immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.