Mediterranean Quinoa and Herbed Crouton Salad in a Jar

Freshness in a jar! This Mediterranean‑style quinoa and herbed crouton salad is perfect for a picnic.

Ingredients

  • Herbed Croutons
  • 2 slices of Bon Matin™ No Fat, No Sugar Added Protein Loaf, cut into cubes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried herbs
  • Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 ½ cup of your choice of lettuce
  • 3 Lebanese cucumbers, sliced
  • ¼ cup finely chopped red onions
  • ¼ cup feta cheese, diced
  • ½ cup of pitted Kalamata olives
  • Pinch of salt

Directions

  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 425 F.
  2. 2. In a bowl, drizzle the oil and sprinkle the herbs over the bread cubes and mix.
  3. 3. Place bread on a baking sheet and bake 15 minutes until golden.
  4. 4. Put the quinoa, water and salt in a pot. Cook 15 minutes on medium‑low heat. Let it cool.
  5. 5. In a bowl, whisk all dressing ingredients.
  6. 6. Put the ingredients in the jars in this order: dressing, quinoa, tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce, onions, feta, olives and croutons.
  7. 7. Keep cool until ready to serve. Can be kept 2 to 3 days in the fridge.