Quinoa, Pepper and Feta Cheese Salad

Quinoa, Pepper and Feta Cheese Salad

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One of my favourite plant-based dishes is this Quinoa, Pepper and Feta Cheese salad.

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You would think salads aren't filling or tasty, but this dish has amazing flavour. Sauteed pepper add a little sweetness, while feta cheese brings a nice cooling punch.

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The best bit is, the recipe is so simple that you only need a handful of ingredients and 20 minutes of your time. Check it out below:


Quinoa and Feta Cheese Salad

Cook time: 20 mins / Total time: 20 mins / Yields: 4 portions / Serving Size: 1 person

Ingredients

  • Olive oil
  • 1 cup of quinoa
  • 4 red peppers
  • 1 onion
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • Feta cheese (amount used is dependent on your preference)
  • Optional: 1 tsp of tamari sauce

Instructions

  1. Boil a cup of quinoa for 5 minutes. Once the water boils, reduce the heat to a low temperature and let it simmer for 15 minutes. Double check the time recommendation by the quinoa packet matches or if it needs more or less cooking time.
  2. While the quinoa cooks cut the peppers and onion into small pieces
  3. Heat up the frying pan and add a little bit of olive oil
  4. Throw the chopped up peppers and onion into the frying pan
  5. Let it cook at low to medium heat for about 5 minutes
  6. Add spinach to the pan and lower the heat to a low temperature. You want the spinach to wilt, not overcook. You can also add some tamari sauce at this point if you'd like.
  7. Once the spinach has wilted, turn off the pan.
  8. Rinse the cooked quinoa before putting it in a big mixing bowl
  9. Add the spinach, peppers and onion combination to the mixing bowl. After this add some feta cheese. I usually crumble about a small handful per person. Mix it all together.
  10. Serve as a salad bowl
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