This is my go-to salad for an easy meal prepped lunch. It will fill you up and it tastes great!
1/2 cup of quinoa (uncooked)
1 can of mixed beans/any beans you prefer, rinced.
100g cherry tomatoes, halved.
1-2 grilled peppers, diced.
1/4 jar of olives, drained and sliced.
100g feta cheese, diced.
3 tbsp. olive or rapeseed oil.
Juice of 1/2 a lemon.
1 tsp. dried oregano.
1 clove of garlic, crushed.
Salt and pepper, to taste.
Cook your quinoa as directed on the package- generally 1 part quinoa to 3 parts water, boil for 15 mins, remove from the heat and keep covered for another 5 mins.
While the quinoa is cooking, wash and chop the remaining ingredients and add them to a large bowl or lunchbox.
To make the dressing, mix together the oil, lemon juice, oregano
and garlic and season to suit your tastes.
When the quinoa is cool, mix everything together (don't forget the dressing!).
Serve immediately or cover and store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
This also works well with couscous or rice instead of quinoa and is a great way to use up leftover grains.
Swap out any veggies for whatever you prefer- chickpeas, grated carrot, sliced cucumber, roasted sweet potato, almost anything works!
The feta isn't necessary, but I think it is a great addition as it adds some fat to fill you up. If you aren't in to feta, try halloumi cheese, cooked chicken or another protein or fat containing food.
Let me know if you try it out!
Lots of love,
Little O x