Watermelon, Feta and Quinoa Salad

July 4th, 2015

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Summer is a time for swimming in the pool, relaxing outside with friends and hosting barbecues. It’s also a great time to add delicious fresh fruit and herbs into your salads. This quinoa salads is one of my favorites. It’s light, refreshing and so simple to throw together. Today I used watermelon and cilantro, but you could really use any fruit or fresh herb. Think peaches and basil, strawberries and mint, pineapple and parsley…the combinations are endless! Enjoy!

 

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Watermelon, Feta and Quinoa Salad

1 1/2 cups quinoa, rinsed

juice of 2 limes

1 Tablespoon avocado oil

1/2 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves (you could also use mint)

1 cup diced watermelon

1/2 large English cucumber, diced

3/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled

Salt and pepper to taste

 

Cook quinoa according to the package. Set aside in a large bowl and allow to cool completely. Place the lime juice, oil and cilantro in a blender/food processor and process until finely chopped and well blended. Combine the cooked quinoa with the watermelon, cucumber, feta and dressing. Toss well and season with salt and pepper.

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