Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Let's Talk Lunch: Quinoa Greek Salad

I found a lunch idea on Pinterest called "Mason Jar Meals." The idea is that you assemble the meals at the beginning of the week and they stay fresh in the mason jars and are visually appealing, encouraging you to eat the fresh meals you prepared.

I found a recipe on the blog linked above that wasn't at all anything I would like, but something my husband would. So I tried it this week and he gave it an A+!

You will need:
Quinoa, prepared & cooled
Grape tomatoes
Feta cheese
Fresh basil

Clean and dry all fresh ingredients. Make sure you quinoa is cooled so you don't wilt the basil. Clean and dry pint sized mason jars.

Fill your in this order to prevent ingredients from being soggy or crushed:
  • 2 Tbsp vinaigrette
  • 8 to 9 grape tomatoes
  • feta cheese - to your liking
  • quinoa - 1/2 - 3/4 cup
  • 7 or 8 basil leaves

Amounts above are not exact. Use more or less or leave one out if you don't like it.

At meal time, just pour the contents into a bowl and you are ready to eat.

1 comment:

  1. OH HOW PRETTY!!!!!! I need to try some of those!