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Mediterranean Delight: The Ultimate Greek Lunch Recipe
If you’re looking for a delicious and healthy lunch option, look no further than this Mediterranean delight. This ultimate Greek lunch recipe is packed with flavor and nutrients, and it’s easy to make, too. So let’s get started!
- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 cups water
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 red onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped Kalamata olives
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Rinse quinoa in a fine mesh sieve and place in a medium saucepan with water. Bring to a boil then reduce to low and cover. Simmer for 15 minutes or until water is absorbed and quinoa is tender.
- In a large skillet over medium heat, heat olive oil. Add onion and garlic and cook until softened, about 5-7 minutes.
- Add bell peppers and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes or until tender.
- Stir in cooked quinoa, olives, feta cheese, parsley, mint, and salt and pepper to taste.
- Cook for an additional 3-5 minutes or until everything is heated through, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from heat and serve either hot or cold.
Tips and Variations
- Add some chopped cucumber for extra crunch
- For a vegan version, leave out the feta cheese
- This dish is great as a side dish or a main meal
- You can use any color bell pepper you like
We hope you enjoy this Mediterranean delight as much as we do. It’s a perfect lunch option for those who want something healthy and delicious. Let us know what you think in the comments below!