1/2 c high quality avocado or olive oil
Juice of one large lemon
1-2 T minced garlic
2 c brown rice or quinoa, or 1 cup of each
1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/2 c finely chopped mint leaves
2/3 c finely chopped flat leaf parsley
One large cucumber, peeled, quartered and chopped
Two bunches green onions
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Optional: 1/2 c goat milk feta cheese
* Cook quinoa and/or brown rice according to directions. Sometimes when I'm in a hurry, I buy frozen organic brown rice and quinoa already made from Trader Joe's. Let cool.
* For dressing, whisk lemon juice and garlic in a small bowl. Gradually whisk in avocado or olive oil. Season dressing to taste with salt and pepper.
* Add cucumber, tomatoes, herbs, and green onions to bowl with quinoa or brown rice; toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Drizzle remaining dressing over with salt and pepper.
Can be made 1 day ahead