Thursday, August 11, 2011

Quinoa, Tomatoes, Olives, Feta... And All in One Dish

This quinoa dish is delicious and super easy to create.  It can be served as a side to a dinner, or really it can be a  meal in itself.  Quinoa is a "complete protein" (check out the link for full details) which basically means it's really good for you.  Quinoa is high in protein, calcium, iron, fiber, and  magnesium.  For all you vegetarians out there (and non-vegetarians too), if quinoa isn't already part of your regular diet, it is a must!!


2 c. Chicken Broth
1 c. Red Quinoa 
(really any type would work, but the red gives it a nice color)
35 Grape Tomatoes, cut in half
1 can sliced Olives
3/4 c. Feta Cheese


1) In a pot, bring quinoa and chicken broth to a boil.

2) Let simmer for about 10 minutes, then add in halved tomatoes.

3) Continue to let simmer until all the liquid is gone.

4) Mix in the feta and olives.

5) Serve in a large dish!

Be sure to finish the meal with your favorite dark chocolate... for health purposes of course!

Give this meal a try and let me know how it goes! Put your own twist on it?  I'd love to hear it all below in the comments section!

~Eat Well and Be Happy~


  1. This is one of my favorite quinoa recipes!Sooooo yummy........

  2. This looks amazing! I love quinoa and am always looking for new ways to prepare it!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Great salad, I've been loving quinoa lately.
    I need to get my hands on that peanut + sea salt chocolate bar though, sounds delicious!

  4. Making this tonight!