Quinoa and Green Bean Salad

This is a lovely summer salad that goes well with any bbq or roast. It is done with a colourful white, red and black quinoa mix, creamy feta and fresh crunchy green beans. Quinoa is a complete protein and a great option to give salads a bit of body.

Quinoa and Green Bean Salad

Serves 4
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 1 teaspoon Ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • drizzle Olive oil
  • juice One lemon
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • 1/2 Block of feta
  • 250g Round green beans

Directions

1. Rinse the quinoa under cold water in a sieve and add to a pot along with 2 cups water, spices and a pinch of salt. Cover, and simmer for 12 minutes. Remove from the heat and let it sit with the lid on for another 5 minutes.
2. Whilst the quinoa is cooking, trim the end of the beans and cut in half. Blanch in boiling water for 2-3 minutes.
3. When quinoa is cooked add to a serving bowl along with the green beans. Crumble in feta, dress with olive oil and lemon juice and season to taste.