Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Intern Kylie here!

A couple days ago Robin asked me to make and photograph a couple quinoa recipes that she had developed for her client, Welch’s.

I was immediately excited! Mostly because I feel like anyone with an interest in a healthy lifestyle has an oh-so-slight obsession with quinoa (…myself included).  But as I read the recipe I realized that this quinoa salad was something very different from anything I had made before.

This recipe involves cooking the quinoa in Welch’s 100% Grape Juice so the protein-rich grain soaks up all the delicious grape-y flavor.  Add in some creamy feta, toasty walnuts and hummus-y chickpeas and you have yourself my new go-to Quinoa Salad recipe.

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Ingredients

2 cups Welch’s 100% Grape Juice made with Concord grapes

1 cup quinoa

2 T feta cheese

1 T toasted walnuts, coarsely chopped

1 T Greek olives, finely chopped

2 T chickpeas, skins removed

Juice from 1 lemon

1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped (reserve 1 T for garnish)

Directions

Cook quinoa according to package directions replacing the water with Welchs’ 100% Grape Juice made with Concord grapes.

Transfer cooked quinoa into a large bowl.  Add cheese, nuts, olives and chickpeas.  Stir gently.  Add juice from 1 lemon and parsley.  Stir gently.  When serving, add remaining parsley for garnish.  Serve warm.

Serves 6.

Serving size: approximately 1/2 cup

 

 

 

 

Nutrient Analysis

Calories 240

Calories from fat 50

Total fat 5 g

Saturated fat 1 g

Trans fat 0

Cholesterol less than 5 mg

Sodium 120 mg

Total Carbohydrate 40 g

Dietary Fiber 4 g

Sugars 9 g

Protein 8 g

 

 

16 Comments
  • Sarah Koszyk
    Posted at 14:00h, 07 June

    This looks delicious & super low fat! I never thought of adding grape juice! How innovative! Love the idea!

    • Kylie @ immaeatthat
      Posted at 17:36h, 09 June

      Hi Sarah!

      Isn’t it a fun idea?! I’d never tried it either! But now I’m not sure that I want to eat quinoa any other way:))

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  • Diane
    Posted at 15:19h, 30 August

    This I reckon will be devious to try can I get a copy of this recipe,
    It’s so great to see young er generation coming up with great new ideas to the cooking. I just think its wonderful thank you
    From Diane

    • Robin
      Posted at 17:40h, 30 August

      Hi Diane-
      If you’d like, I can email it to you directly. Just leave it for me in the comments section and I’ll get it to you! Thanks for reading!

  • Diane
    Posted at 03:07h, 01 September

    Thank you for your reply.. Yes would like to have the recipe

    • Robin
      Posted at 22:50h, 08 September

      It’s on it’s way! Thank you for reading!

  • Diane
    Posted at 03:31h, 09 September

    My pleasure thank you

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  • Kristin
    Posted at 11:04h, 22 October

    Do you use a certain flavor quinoa?

    • Robin
      Posted at 17:31h, 22 October

      I use white (Target’s Archer Market brand), but any variety could be easily be subbed!

    • Robin
      Posted at 14:44h, 26 November

      I typically use just white, but any color works. The white allows the purple from the grape juice to show it’s beautiful color!

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