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Makes about 7 cups, enough for 4-6 people


Rinse the organic quinoa under cool water. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a medium sauce pan. Add the quinoa and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Turn down the heat to medium-low, cover, and cook until the quinoa is fluffy about 18 minutes. Meanwhile, fine dice the shallot and put it in a bowl covered with water and a pinch of salt to taste. Cut the tomatoes in quarters and squeeze out the seeds. Dice the remaining tomato flesh into small pieces. Finely mince the garlic, parsley, and mint.

Empty the quinoa into a large bowl and allow it to cool almost to room temperature. This will help the vinaigrette coat everything without the quinoa absorbing too much of it. The quinoa should feel just barely warm to the touch. You can speed this process by spreading the quinoa into a thin layer and stirring it occasionally. Once it has cooled, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, and a healthy pinch of salt. Pour it over the quinoa and stir until the grains are evenly coated. Add the onions, tomatoes, garlic, parsley, and mint, and stir to combine. Crumble the feta over the top and gently stir it in as well. Taste the salad and add more lemon juice +sea salt

Serve room temperature or cold. The salad is even better the next day once the flavors have had a chance to mingle. Serve it on its own as a side dish with confit Duck leg.

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