Greek Quinoa Salad

1 cup quinoa
2 cups liquid to make quinoa – I use chicken or veggie broth
1 cucumber cut in half length-wise and in half again then slice.
Handful cherry tomatoes
½ red onion chopped
½ cup kalamata olives cut in half
1/3 – ½ cup feta cheese, crumbled
Juice from ½ a lemon
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
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Lentil & Mandarin Orange Salad

1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
½ tsp. ground cumin
1 cup lentils, cooked (Best way to cook lentils)
10 oz. can mandarin oranges, drained
1 small red onion, diced
¼ cup olives of your choice (green with pimento, kalamata)
2 Tbsp. chopped parsley
Pinch of ground cloves
Salt and pepper to taste
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Quinoa Salad with Chicken, Grapes, and Almonds

2 cups water
1 1⁄4 cups quinoa, red or brown
1 teaspoon vinegar (rice or balsamic)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon lime juice
1⁄4 teaspoon sea salt
1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoon olive oil
1⁄2 cup fresh mint, chopped
1⁄2 cup fresh basil, chopped
1⁄4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
2 cups shredded chicken breast
2 cups grapes, halved
1⁄2 cup sliced & toasted almonds
3-4 cups baby spinach, chopped
1⁄2 cup green onions, chopped
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