Monday, November 15, 2010

greek quinoa salad and a **giveaway from OrganicFood.com.au**

In celebration of Spring, I thought I'd share one of my favourite spring recipes and also present a lovely giveaway from OrganicFood.com.au.


THE RECIPE

Greek Quinoa Salad


Ingredients
1 cup quinoa
1 1/2 cups cold water
1/2 tsp salt
handful of basil, roughly chopped
handful of pitted and sliced kalamata olives
handful of cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/2 block of feta cheese, cubed
1/2 cup fresh, shelled peas, blanched
1 carrot thinly sliced and halved
1 sm. cucumber sliced and halved

dressing-
1/8 cup olive oil
1/8 cup red wine vinegar
crushed or grated garlic clove
1 tbs dijon mustard
tsp salt
tsp pepper

Directions

Rinse quinoa and bring to boil and then put heat on low and cover for 15 mintues, remove from heat and then let it sit for 5 more minutes with the lid on.
Chill in the fridge.
Add the rest of the ingredients to the quinoa and incorporate, mix the dressing ingredients together and pour over salad to taste. For more on the benefits of quinoa, see this past post.

THE GIVEAWAY
Family owned and run, OrganicFood.com.au delivers high quality, fresh organic produce across Sydney and Melbourne. Their fresh seasonal organic produce is bought daily at organic markets, minimising the time from the organic farm to your front door.


**Win a $20 voucher to use at OrganicFood.com.au**

TO ENTER: What's your favourite springtime meal? A fresh salad? A gazpacho? Sandwich? Melbourne and Sydney residents simply leave a comment below. All comments will be entered in a draw for a $20 voucher to use at OrganicFood.com.au.

The winner will be announced on Monday, November 22nd. A great big thank you to Adam from organicfood.com.au for the such a great opportunity and for providing us the opportunity to live cleaner and healthier, green and organic lives!

For more information on the benefits of eating organic food and the risks associated with genetically modified food see the OrganicFood.com.au about section for a plethora of information, including inspiring recipes and nutrition glossaries. You can also check out Adam's new blog, Muddy Carrots, to learn everything you'd ever want to know about organics.

xo

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi there. Our favourite springtime meal is a soba noodle salad with lots of greens. Thanks for the chance.
L.

Anonymous said...

Sounds yummy! I love getting into salads in the Spring. Ruth.

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