Summer is a tricky time for meal planning in our house. The schedule changes daily, and with all the kids home, prepping healthy meals becomes difficult! I really love the idea of a light, healthy dinner at the end of a hot day in the sun. This dish can either be a side to your protein, or you can add chicken, salmon, or steak to make it your main (and only) course!
1 cup of uncooked quinoa (I am also a big fan of the cooked, frozen quinoa that can be found at Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s)
1 red pepper – diced
1 medium red onion – diced
1 English cucumber – diced
1/2 cup of kalamata olives
1/3 cup of crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup of olive oil
Fresh lemon juice (I used the juice from one lemon)
Salt/pepper to taste
Cook quinoa according to directions and let cool. Add remaining ingredients and combine.
This dish is great for leftovers, too!