Yield: about 8-10 servings


1½ cups quinoa

For the dressing:
3 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/3 cup finely chopped sweet onion, such as vidalia
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper

For the salad:
¾ cup crumbled feta
1½ cups watermelon, diced
3-4 tbsp. minced fresh parsley
Lemon zest, to taste

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    Rinse the quinoa well and strain off excess water.  Cook according to the package directions.  Let cool to room temperature.  Store and refrigerate if not using right away.

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    To make the dressing, combine the vinegar, lemon juice, and onion in a small bowl or jar.  Mix well.  Add in the olive oil and whisk well to emulsify the dressing.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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    In a medium bowl, combine the cooked quinoa with the feta, watermelon, and parsley.  Add lemon zest, salt and pepper to taste.  Serve chilled or at room temperature.