Ancient Grain Power Salad

Ancient Grain Power Salad


For the salad;

2 cups cooked quinoa

1 1/2 cups canned garbanzo beans rinsed

1 cup slightly chopped arugala

1/2 cup chopped red radishes

1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Mixed greens of your choice for serving

For the salad dressing;

6 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice

6 tablespoons olive oil

6 tablespoons chopped kalamata olives(pits removed of course)

2 teaspoons dried oregano

salt and black pepper to taste

For the salad;

Cook quinoa according to package directions. Allow to cool. Add the remainder of the ingredients, except for the mixed greens. Mix well and set aside.

For the salad dressing;

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Adjust salt a black pepper to taste. 

To serve;

Place mixed greens on a plate. Place a large scoop of the quinoa mixture in the middle of the greens. Drizzle dressing over the quinoa and greens. Serve and enjoy! 

 The salad dressing will keep for at least a week in the refrigerator, so it can be enjoyed on other salads of your choice.