So here's a great little side dish (or vegetarian lunch) for you to share at your next BBQ. I served this with roasted chicken and grilled asparagus. This dish has lots of fresh dill, which I love. But if you aren't a fan, then substitute basil or mint and will be just as delish. Love having fresh herbs in the garden this time of year...gives me lots of options. Enjoy!
original recipe based on the following: http://abc.go.com/shows/the-chew/recipes/Lemon-Herb-Feta-Salad-Daphne-Oz?cid=pinterest_chw
1 cup quinoa
2 cups chicken stock
1 (15 oz) can of garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup of fresh peas
1/3 cup fresh dill, chopped
1/3 cup of crumbled feta cheese
the juice and zest of 1 1/2 lemons
3 T olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Because we are a culture of convenience, most grocery stores will sell fresh peas in the produce section like the picture below. Who has time to shell peas??? Well worth it and so yummy. My husband and I hate cooked peas but these are great. If you haven't tried them, I encourage you to give them a try...just might change your mind about peas.
|The leftover quinoa I put aside for the kids to eat.|
Add the lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil, salt and pepper, and dill. Stir to combine. Then the best part...the feta!