Black Quinoa, Tomato, Garbanzo Bean and Feta Salad
2 cups black quinoa
2 large tomatoes, cored and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 15 oz. can garbanzo beans, drained and rinced
1/4 cup basil, diced
1/2 lb. feta cheese, cut into 2 inch pieces
1/2 cup Mustard and Honey vinaigrette (See tomato salad below for recipe)
4 cups mesculun salad (or any other salad greens)
Salt and pepper to taste
Bring 4 C water to a boil, stir in quinoa, lower heat to a simmer and cook 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely before mixing remaining ingredients.
In a large bowl, mix the cooked black quinoa together with the tomatoes, garbanzo beans, basil, salt and pepper and 3-4 Tablespoons vinaigrette. Make a bed of salad greens on the plate then spoon the quinoa on top. Add a chunk of feta and drizzle with another spoonful of vinaigrette.