Another recipe to use up fresh box veggies! Every week along with our veggies we get a packet of recipes to go along with the veggies for that week! This recipe was in the packet. Yum! This was delicious. The original called for Israeli couscous which I was out of so quinoa it was yum yum yum!!
Served this with some mini meatloafs. Forgot to add the cheddar in the meatloafs this time and didn’t even notice!
Quinoa With Tomato, Cucumbers, Feta, and Mint
1 cup Quinoa
2 cups cucumber, peeled and finely diced
1 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice; more as needed
1 tsp. finely grated lemon zest
Freshly ground black pepper
1 cup small-diced feta cheese
Cook quinoa according to directions.
Pour the quinoa into a large mixing bowl. Stir in the cucumber, tomatoes, and mint.
In a small bowl, mix the oil, lemon juice and zest, 3/4 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Stir in the feta. Add the feta mixture to the couscous, season to taste with salt, pepper, and lemon juice, and mix well. Transfer to a serving bowl.