Northeast Wisconsin
  • Northeast Wisconsin
  • June 2017
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Watermelon Feta Quinoa Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Vegetarian, Gluten free - Serves 4

Ingredients

½ cup pre-rinsed quinoa

1 cup water

3 cups (15 ounces) watermelon, diced in ½ inch cubes

½ cup crumbled feta cheese

½ cucumber, weighing 5 ounces

Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

½ cup loosely packed fresh cilantro

¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice

¼ cup avocado oil

1 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  1. Place the quinoa in a small saucepan and pour the water over it. Bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and cover the saucepan. Cook for about 15 minutes, or until all the water has absorbed and the quinoa is tender. Set aside to cool to room temperature (you can place it in the fridge to speed things up a bit).
  2. While the quinoa is cooking, prepare the rest of the recipe.
  3. Add the diced watermelon and crumbled feta cheese to your serving bowl.
  4. Cut off the end of the cucumber and slice it lengthwise into eighths. Then cut the slices crosswise into a small dice, and add them to the serving bowl.
  5. Add all the vinaigrette ingredients in a blender and blend on low speed until thoroughly combined with small bits of cilantro remaining.
  6. When the quinoa has cooled to room temperature, add it to the serving bowl with the prepared watermelon, cucumber and feta cheese. Pour the dressing over the top and mix thoroughly.
  7. Serve immediately, or chill in the refrigerator for up to 8 hours (after that the watermelon and cucumber start to become a bit soggy). Enjoy! 
Kim Baehman, MS, Clinical Nutritionist

Kimberly Baehman, MS, is the clinical nutritionist and owner of Nutritional Healing, LLC. Her passion lies in supporting people’s health through evidence-based medicine (risks versus benefits of medications) and healing therapies through nutrition. Kimberly has her masters of science in human nutrition degree, and experience working with clients regarding weight and fatigue issues, sports nutrition, food sensitivities and allergies, and general health concerns such as high blood pressure, high glucose levels, high cholesterol/triglycerides, migraines, thyroid conditions and gut dysfunction. To learn more, call 920-358-5764 or email [email protected]

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