Mediterranean Quinoa Salad


I packed this light meal for our lunches the other day, and it was delicious!  We were both plesantly surprised by the tastiness of this simple grain salad.  I did not have shallots, so I omitted these.  It ws still good, I just had to add a little bit more salt.

  • 1/3 cup qunioa
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 small shallot, minced
  • 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 ounce fresh goat cheese, crumbled
  1. Prepare quinoa with 1/4 teaspoon salt as instructed on package.  
  2. Combine cooked quinoa with tomatoes, parsley, shallot, vinegar, and oil. Season with salt and pepper, and toss. Top with cheese.