You might have noticed that I’m a newbie quinoa lover. You know, with this being my second quinoa recipe in a row and all. I just can’t help myself! Maybe your familiar with quinoa, maybe you’re not, so let’s start by saying it's pronounced KEEN-wah, not KEY-noah…which I think would be anyone’s first guess considering the spelling. I may or may not have pronounced it that way myself a time or two.
We found quinoa on sale at Aldi for $3.99/lb., which is a heck of deal in comparison to the 7 or 8 bucks it costs elsewhere. Hooray for a good deal! Quinoa is light, super healthy, and packed with protein, fiber, and minerals. Oh, and antioxidants as well. Who would’ve thought?! I usually look to berries for antioxidants, so this was a happy surprise.
Let’s talk about everything I packed into this Veggie Quinoa Salad, shall we? Lots of quinoa, obviously, plus roma tomatoes, bell peppers, shredded carrots, and corn. Spinach AND kale! Green onions, chickpeas, feta, and Kalamata olives. Real deal Kalamata olives—LOVE them. The olives were actually another great find at Aldi.