Blueberry Quinoa Salad - KHGI-TV/KWNB-TV/KHGI-CD-Grand Island, Kearney, Hastings

Blueberry Quinoa Salad







Serves 8  |  Source: Hy-Vee recipe of month, Try-Foods International

All you need

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries 
  • 4 oz. reduced-fat feta cheese, crumbled (1 cup)
  • 1/3 cup chopped toasted walnuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup light raspberry-walnut vinaigrette dressing

All you do

  1. For the salad, in a heavy sauté pan, toast the quinoa on medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until it begins to brown, about 5 minutes.
  2. 2.    Meanwhile, bring 2 cups water to boiling, then carefully pour water into the quinoa. Add salt to taste; cover, reduce heat to low and cook 15 minutes. Transfer quinoa to a large bowl; let cool.
  3. Add blueberries, feta cheese, walnuts, parsley and bell pepper; mix gently. Drizzle dressing over salad; stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.
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