Quinoa, Wild Rice Salad with Cherry and Grapes
Quinoa, wild rice, sweet cherries and grapes are tossed with celeries, feta cheese and a tasty vinaigrette. You will be impressed by both yummy flavor and great texture.
freshly pitted and halved
tough ends removed and thinly sliced
|White wine vinaigrette:|
olive oil, extra-virgin
white wine vinegar
or to taste
salt and black pepper
Add the quinoa and 1 cup water in a medium saucepan.
Cover, bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, and let simmer for 15 minutes.
Turn off the heat, and let stand for another 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
Transfer the quinoa into a large mixing bowl.
Meanwhile cook the wide rice and the remaining 2¼ cups water in another saucepan.
Cover, bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, and let simmer for about 45 minutes.
Drain well and transfer into the same bowl with quinoa in.
In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients until well blended, season with salt and black pepper.
Add the cherries, grapes, celeries and feta cheese into the same mixing bowl.
Pour the dressing over, and gently toss until well combined.
Season to taste with more vinegar, salt and black pepper if needed.
Served warm, at room temperature or chilled.