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INGREDIENTS For the salad: 2 Cups Water 1 Cup Quinoa, uncooked ⅓ Pistachios, shelled ½ tsp Salt ¾ Cup Reduced-sugar dried cherries, roughly chopped 1 Cup Reduced-fat feta cheese, crumbled ¼ Cup + 2 Tbsp Fresh basil, minced For the dressing: ½ Cup Plain Lifeway Kefir 4 tsp Honey 4 tsp Balsamic vinegar INSTRUCTIONS - In a large pot, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Once boiling, stir in the quinoa. - Cover, reduce the heat to low and cook until the moisture is absorbed (about 15 mins.) Once cooked, transfer the quinoa to a large bowl and place it into the refrigerator until cooled. - While the quinoa cooks, preheat your oven to 400 degrees and line a small baking sheet with parchment paper. Toast the pistachios in the oven until lightly golden brown, about 10-12 mins. Set aside. - Once the quinoa has cooled, stir in the salt, chopped cherries, crumbled feta cheese and minced basil. - Roughly chop the toasted pistachios and add them into the salad. Stir until everything is well mixed. To make the dressing: - Stir the kefir and honey together in a medium, microwave- safe bowl. Microwave the mixture until the honey is melted and easily mixes into the kefir, about 30 seconds. - Stir in the balsamic vinegar. - Pour the dressing over the salad, mix will and DEVOUR
I'm assuming I dont need that exact brand of Kefir right? My friend's mom actually makes her own from their goats' milk.
Kefir is a sort of yogurt drink, right? I have never tried it but quite a few of my friends drink it.
I recently started drinking kefir but I never thought to use it as an ingredient in salad dressing. Yummy!
Pistachios are my favorite things to snack on. This sounds sooo good. Maybe not with cherries though, I'm more of a craisins gal.