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Hammy’s Quinoa Salad

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We made some changes to this great recipe to make it an even healthier option! Use the original recipe or check below for the updates (Jan 2016)

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My mother is affectionately known as Hammy. She was to be Grammy which my daughter said as Hammy, which stuck. Anyway…she took a recipe and changed it up a bit to create a delicious salad! we made a few edits too and hope you enjoy the delicious side!

Ingredients:
1 cup quinoa dry
2 gloves garlic diced
1 med shallot diced
5 oz baby arugula
1-2 pints cherry tomato quartered
1/8 c olive oil (plus some to sauté garlic)
2 TB white balsamic vinegar
4-8 oz Feta cheese (cubed)
Salt and pepper

To make:
Cook quinoa*
Sauté garlic and shallot in olive oil
Turn off heat then add arugula and mix to gently wilt
Add that mixture and the rest of the ingredients to a large boil
Mix well and enjoy!

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*To cook the quinoa, add 2 cups water to a pan and boil. Add the 1 cup dry quinoa. Boil for 5 min then cover and leave for 10-15 min. This can be done the night before or earlier in the day and cooled in the fridge but you can also use hot quinoa for this dish.

 

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Updated for an even healthier option:
Use 1/2 cup dry quinoa (rather that 1 cup)
Add 1-2 cups baby spinach (wilted if desired)
Use 1/2 cup Feta (rather than a full 8 oz)

Enjoy!

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