recipe: sundried tomato quinoa salad

March 22nd, 2013


Hey, remember when Sugarlaws was a food blog? 

Ha ha, that was a joke.  Neither do I!  That was a long time ago!

The fact is, I’ve been so busy for the past year or two that cooking has really fallen to the wayside.  I have a few tried and true staples that I make for dinner during the week and, honestly, we order a fair amount of takeout.  I can’t help it — pizza is one of my favorite foods on this earth, and when I get home from a long day and still have 57 emails to respond to, the last thing I can think about is shopping for ingredients, making up a new recipe and cleaning everything up afterwards!  I’m hoping to carve out more time for some special dinners this year, as soon as my schedule lets up a little bit!

But every once in a while, usually on the weekends, I still get the urge to make something new and delicious.  This quinoa salad was a product of me wandering the aisles of our grocery store, trying to think of healthy ingredients that would all taste great together.  Feta cheese, sundried tomatoes, and artichoke hearts?  Maybe I can still cook after all.  (Yum.)


Sundried Tomato and Artichoke Quinoa Salad

2 cups quinoa
1 cup water
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil)
4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
12 ounce can of artichoke hearts, packed in water
2 tbsp chives, chopped
1/4 cup olive oil
Sea salt
Freshly ground pepper


Cook quinoa according to package directions. Transfer to a large bowl and mix in the sundried tomatoes, feta, artichoke hearts, chives, olive oil and salt and pepper and stir together.  Serve at room temperature or warm. 


Tags: food · side dishes

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 petite.cherie // Mar 22, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    I have been making a riff on this salad for years. Using orzo and some chopped Kalamata olives, it’s always a hit. Spring has come to California (even though I skied yesterday) and it’s bbq time.

  • 2 Sarah // Mar 22, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    I actually make something pretty much exactly like this for dinner fairly regularly. I add cucumber too to give it some crunch. It’s pretty yummy 🙂

  • 3 patsy // Mar 22, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    This looks like the kind of ‘good for you’ food that I’ve been trying to eat more of lately.  I have gotten into using barley for a lot of side dishes, and this flavor mix would go well with that as well.

  • 4 Darmowe Doladowania // Mar 23, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    I got hungry just by looking at those delicious pictures! And it’s not good, because it’s late in the night here in Greece….

  • 5 Kris D // Mar 24, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Now that my daughter has a gluten allergy, it is so hard to stay away from any food I want.  This looks so good!  Enjoy.

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