1.) 1.5 cups Quinoa

2.) 1 Pepper, diced

3.) 3/4 cup Tomato, diced

4.) 1/3 medium Onion, diced

5.) 3 cloves Garlic, diced

6.) 2-3 leaves Kale, torn into small pieces

7.) 3/4 cups Walnuts or other nuts/seeds, chopped

8.) 1/2 cup crumbled Feta cheese

9.) 4-5 Shiitake mushrooms, chopped

10.) Olive oil, drizzled to taste

11.) Salt & pepper, to taste 



  1. Rinse quinoa until water runs clear.
  2. Combine 3 cups of water with the quinoa and bring to a boil.
  3. Turn down to a simmer, cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until quinoa pops open and is soft in texture.
  4. While quinoa is cooking, begin prepping remaining ingredients
  5. Combine peppers, tomatoes, onion, garlic, kale, walnuts, feta cheese, mushrooms, olive oil, and salt & pepper in large bowl, and mix well.
  6. When quinoa is finished cooking drain any extra water, put quinoa into a separate bowl and let cool.
  7. Once quinoa is cooled down sufficiently, add to mixture and mix well.
  8. Serve chilled for a lovely summer salad!


Yields 6-10 servings