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Quinoa Salad with Pistachios, Cherries, and Honey Balsamic Kefir Dressing
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
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Pistachios are my favorite things to snack on. This sounds sooo good. Maybe not with cherries though, I'm more of a craisins gal.
I recently started drinking kefir but I never thought to use it as an ingredient in salad dressing. Yummy!
Kefir is a sort of yogurt drink, right? I have never tried it but quite a few of my friends drink it.
I'm assuming I dont need that exact brand of Kefir right? My friend's mom actually makes her own from their goats' milk.