Stuck on Food: Veggie Quinoa

Well, I got a juicer for $1 at Target. I’m fascinated, mainly because I always feel like I never get all the juice out of my lemons. No more! Time to try a new recipe – Hungry Girl time!

A Juicer

Project: Quinoa plus a juicer

I love a good lemon vinaigrette, and I’ve seen a few things on Pinterest that inspired this experiment in the kitchen with quinoa. Check out this Mediterranean Quinoa Salad, which had a few ideas similar to this one, and much better pics

.Veggie Quinoa

– Quinoa
– 1/2 cup of Feta, crumbled
– Package of veggies for fajitas (in the produce section of Kroger): includes peppers (red and green) and onions. They are already sliced and ready to go in the pan.
– Olive Oil
– Juice of one lemon – using the new juicer of course

Cook the quinoa as the package directs. TIP: Wash the quinoa first. It will taste a whole lot better if you will. Mine took about 15 minutes to cook.

In another pan, I sauteed the Kroger package of pre-sliced onions and green and red peppers – how helpful! I realize it doesn’t really take that much time to cut veggies, but since this package was basically the same price as peppers, and buddy, I threw it in my basket! I added a little olive oil, and in just a few minutes it was done.

Whisk together the juice of one lemon, 1/3 cup of olive oil and a little salt.

After the quinoa was cooked, drained and cooled a little, I added the peppers and onions, lemon vinaigrette, and then the feta cheese. You want the feta to melt a little, but not entirely.

Great recipe, and I need to remember for Meatless Monday!