Zucchini and Quinoa Salad with Green Beans

Menu Part: 
Salad
Cuisine Type: 
American
Serves: 
Four to six servings

Quinoa takes a lead role in this salad recipe. Also featuring zucchini and green beans, this salad is filled with healthy ingredients.

Ingredients

1 cup quinoa
1 cup 1-in. diagonally cut green beans
1 cup shredded or julienned zucchini
2 diced Roma tomatoes
2 chopped scallions
½ cup feta cheese
2 tbsp. fresh basil
3 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. white wine vinegar
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste  

Steps

  1. Place quinoa in strainer and rinse thoroughly with cold water. Let drain. Bring 1 ½ cups water to a boil. Add quinoa, stir, lower heat and simmer, covered, for about 15 minutes, or until all liquid has been absorbed and grains are tender.
  2. Remove pan from heat and spoon quinoa into bowl to cool.
  3. Bring water in saucepan to a boil. Add green beans and cook for 15 seconds. Rinse under cold water and drain.
  4. Add green beans and zucchini to quinoa. Add tomatoes, scallions, basil and feta. Toss ingredients to distribute evenly.
  5. Pour olive oil, wine vinegar and lemon into salad and toss.
  6. Let rest for at least 15 minutes before serving.

Recipe by El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, Calif.

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