Quinoa with blackberries, feta. and pistachios makes a delicious summer side.
1 ½cupsfresh blackberries
2tablespoonsVegetable oil or Olive oil
1tablespoonapple cider vinegar
1tablespoonfinely minced shallot
freshly ground black pepper
fresh mint for garnishoptional
Place quinoa in a fine mesh sieve and rinse under cold water for 30 seconds. Place in a small saucepan, add water and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to a simmer until water is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Place quinoa in a large bowl.
In a small bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, and Dijon mustard. Add shallot and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
Pour dressing over quinoa and toss to mix.
Stir in blackberries, feta cheese, and cucumbers. Sprinkle pistachios on top and serve.
This recipe originally appeared on spicysouthernkitchen.com