Quinoa with Fresh Peas Recipe

  • 2 cups - peas
  • 1 cup - quinoa
  • 2 cups - chicken broth, low sodium
  • 1/2 cup - feta cheese
For dressing:
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano, dried
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  1. In a medium pot, boil a few cups of water. Once boiling, add peas and remove from the heat. Once the peas turn bright green (maybe 1-2 minutes), rinse them in cold water, drain, and set aside.
  2. Rinse quinoa (if desired). In the same pot, bring 2 cups of chicken broth to a boil. Add quinoa, cover with lid, and reduce heat. Keep the pot at a low boil for about 15 minutes, until quinoa is fully cooked. Remove from the heat and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, minced garlic, oregano, and salt.
  4. Fluff rested quinoa with a fork. Add peas, vinaigrette dressing, and feta cheese and stir together.
Serve warm or cold. Makes 6-8 servings.