Black River Blueberry and Mint Quinoa Salad

 

Black River Blueberry and Mint Quinoa Salad

Black River Blueberry and Mint Quinoa Salad

 

Black River Blueberry and Mint Quinoa Salad

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 2 -4
Author: A Bachelor & His Grill

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups dry quinoa plus 3 cups salted water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil plus 1 additional tablespoon, divided
  • 2-3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 small red onion finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbled
  • 1 avocado finely diced
  • 1/2 cup salted and dry roasted pecans rough chopped
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves loosely packed, rough chopped
  • Sea salt and fresh ground peppercorn to taste

Instructions

  • In heavy bottom pot, over medium-high heat, bring quinoa to a rolling boil. Reduce heat & simmer covered for 20-30 minutes, or until liquid absorbed & grains tender. Drain. Fluff with fork. Set aside to cool.
  • Meanwhile, in sauté pan over medium-high heat, bring 1 tablespoon oil to a gentle simmer. Toss in the garlic and onion. Sauté 5-7 minutes or until just fragrant. Remove from heat. Set aside to cool.
  • In large mixing bowl toss together cooked grains, 1 tablespoon olive oil, sautéd onion-garlic, lemon juice, lime zest, blueberries & sugar. Let rest 10 minutes. Fluff with fork, then drain.
  • Add avocado, feta, pecans, & mint leaves. Season additionally, to taste. Serve.

 

 

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