Ellen’s Yummy Quinoa Salad

This quinoa salad has become my potluck staple. It’s extremely easy to make and always gets rave reviews and recipe sharing requests.The recipes come from Ellen, a woman I worked with at the Falls Brook Centre over ten years ago.  We’ve lost touch since then, but I always think of her when I’m making this salad.
Ellen’s Yummy Quinoa Salad (adapted from Ellen Ruby)
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup quinoa – any colour (you can also use 1/2 cup quinoa, 1/4 cup wild rice, and 1/4 cup brown rice)
  • 1 chopped red pepper
  • 1 can corn nibblets
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • Optional: 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • Optional: 1 chopped jalapeno pepper
  • 2-3 cloves minced garlic
  • 3 Tbsp cider or rice vingar
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Cook and cool quinoa (this can be done hours in advance, just put in fridge until ready to assemble salad).
  • Add red pepper, corn nibblets, feta and optional parsley and jalapeno pepper to quinoa.
  • Mix together garlic, vinegar and oil for dressing and add to salad.

Enjoy!

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6 thoughts on “Ellen’s Yummy Quinoa Salad

  1. Made your salad over the weekend and it really is good. I’ve added some pesto and subsititued lemon balsamic for the apple cider. It’s great for my lunch at noon. Definitely a keeper!

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