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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Fruity Quinoa and Feta Salad With Raspberry Vinaigrette

A hearty addition to any lunch, this salad pleases many palates. Quinoa, an ancient grain, is available at natural food stores and most supermarkets.

By Amanda Barnier and The Test Kitchen
Source: Canadian Living Magazine:September 2012
Prep time 5 minutes
Total time 20 minutes
Portion size 4


3/4 cup (175 mL) quinoa
3 tbsp (45 mL) raspberry vinegar
2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
1 shallot, finely chopped
1 pinch salt
1 pinch pepper
1/2 cup (125 mL) crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup (60 mL) dried apricots, diced
2 tbsp (30 mL) dried cherries, chopped
2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


In small saucepan, bring 1-1/2 cups water to boil; stir in quinoa. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until no liquid remains, 10 to 12 minutes. Stir; let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.

In bowl, combine vinegar, oil, shallot, salt and pepper. Stir in quinoa, feta cheese, apricots, cherries and parsley.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about
cal 267 pro 8g total fat 13g sat. fat 4g 
carb 33g dietary fibre 3g sugar 9g chol 17mg 
sodium 220mg potassium 387mg   
% RDI:
calcium 12 iron 26 vit A 8 vit C 5 
folate 12

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