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Quinoa Salad with Pistachios and cherries

    Pistachio Cherry And Feta Quinoa Salad - Crunchy, sweet and tangy this is SO easy and delicious!
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    This quinoa salad is sweet, crunchy and has a little Kefir tang! It’s super healthy, gluten free and makes a quick and easy weeknight dinner!

    Pistachio Cherry And Feta Quinoa Salad - Crunchy, sweet and tangy this is SO easy and delicious!  |www.foodfaithfitness.com|  #Recipe #Quinoa #Salad

    Why You Will Love This Quinoa Salad

    • The CRUNCHY. The CREAMY. The SWEET. The TANGY. Oh delicious quinoa salad, you make my belly and my taste buds smile.
    • It uses Kefir, do you know it? It’s the smooth, cousin of yogurt and it has ALL the probiotic cultures. People usually use it in smoothies but it is even better in a salad!
    • You’ve got a little crunch action with some pistachios. And then there’s the mega creamy feta cheese to make sure it isn’t TOO crunchy. Crunchy like whoa.
    Pistachio Cherry And Feta Quinoa Salad - Crunchy, sweet and tangy this is SO easy and delicious!  |www.foodfaithfitness.com|  #Recipe #Quinoa #Salad

    INGREDIENTS

    • For the salad:
      • 2 Cups Water
      • 1 Cup Quinoa uncooked
      • 1/3 pistachios shelled
      • 1/2 tsp Salt
      • 3/4 Cup Reduced-sugar dried cherries roughly chopped
      • 1 Cup Reduced-fat feta cheese crumbled
      • 1/4 Cup + 2 Tbsp Fresh basil thinned
    • For the dressing room:
      • 1/2 Cup Plain Lifeway Kefir
      • 4 tsp Honey
      • 4 tsp Balsamic vinegar

    INSTRUCTIONS

    • In a large pot, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Once boiling, stir in the quinoa. Cover, reduce the heat to low and cook until the moisture is absorbed (about 15 mins.) Once cooked, transfer the quinoa to a large bowl and place it into the refrigerator until cooled.
    • While the quinoa cooks, preheat your oven to 400 degrees and line a small baking sheet with parchment paper. Toast the pistachios in the oven until lightly golden brown, about 10-12 mins. Set aside.
    • Once the quinoa has cooled, stir in the salt, chopped cherries, crumbled feta cheese and minced basil.
    • Roughly chop the toasted pistachios and add them into the salad. Stir until everything is well mixed.
    • To make the dressing room:
      • stir the kefir and honey together in a medium, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave the mixture until the honey is melted and easily mixes into the kefir, about 30 seconds.
      • stir in the balsamic vinegar.
      • For the dressing over the salad, mix will and DEVOUR
    Pistachio Cherry And Feta Quinoa Salad - Crunchy, sweet and tangy this is SO easy and delicious!  |www.foodfaithfitness.com|  #Recipe #Quinoa #Salad

    How to Store

    This salad is perfect for meal prep. You can keep it in the fridge for up to 3 days. Make sure to store it in an airtight fridge box.

    I do not recommend freezing the salad once it has been assembled. You can prepare the cooked quinoa ahead and freeze it. You can then store it in a freezer friendly container for 3 months and defrost it by leaving it in the fridge for 24 hours.

    Pistachio Cherry And Feta Quinoa Salad - Crunchy, sweet and tangy this is SO easy and delicious!  |www.foodfaithfitness.com|  #Recipe #Quinoa #Salad
    Pistachio Cherry And Feta Quinoa Salad - Crunchy, sweet and tangy this is SO easy and delicious!  |www.foodfaithfitness.com|  #Recipe #Quinoa #Salad

    Ingredients

    • For the salad:
    • 2 Cups Water
    • 1 Cup Quinoa uncooked
    • 1/3 Pistachios shelled
    • 1/2 tsp Salt
    • 3/4 Cup Reduced-sugar dried cherries roughly chopped
    • 1 Cup Reduced-fat feta cheese crumbled
    • 1/4 Cup + 2 Tbsp Fresh basil thinned
    • For the dressing room:
    • 1/2 Cup Plain Lifeway Kefir
    • 4 tsp Honey
    • 4 tsp balsamic vinegar

    Instructions

    • In a large pot, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Once boiling, stir in the quinoa. Cover, reduce the heat to low and cook until the moisture is absorbed (about 15 mins.) Once cooked, transfer the quinoa to a large bowl and place it into the refrigerator until cooled.
    • While the quinoa cooks, preheat your oven to 400 degrees and line a small baking sheet with parchment paper. Toast the pistachios in the oven until lightly golden brown, about 10-12 mins. Set aside.
    • Once the quinoa has cooled, stir in the salt, chopped cherries, crumbled feta cheese and minced basil.

    • Roughly chop the toasted pistachios and add them into the salad. Stir until everything is well mixed.

    • To make the dressing room:

    • Stir the kefir and honey together in a medium, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave the mixture until the honey is melted and easily mixes into the kefir, about 30 seconds.

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    • Stir in the balsamic vinegar.

    • For the dressing over the salad, mix will and DEVOUR

    Nutrition Disclaimer

    Recipes written and produced on Food Faith Fitness are for informational purposes only.

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    Pistachio Cherry And Feta Quinoa Salad - Crunchy, sweet and tangy this is SO easy and delicious!  |www.foodfaithfitness.com|  #Recipe #Quinoa #Salad
    Pistachio Cherry And Feta Quinoa Salad - Crunchy, sweet and tangy this is SO easy and delicious!  |www.foodfaithfitness.com|  #Recipe #Quinoa #Salad

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