CHEF GREGORY LEUNG OF NOURISH
Healthy Alternative
October 17, 2016

POWER MEAL: GREEK QUINOA SALAD

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Quinoa is more than just a seed. It’s also a great source of carbohydrates and jam packed with amino acids, nutrients, protein, fiber and taste! While good eaten on it’s own as a side dish, I find that quinoa’s flavour profile is best appreciated mixed in a salad with a light vinaigrette. The acidity and salt help intensify the nutty flavour this seed is packed with.

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 GREEK QUINOA SALAD
Lemon Vinaigrette
A standard 4 parts oil to 1 part acid is ideal but feel free to adjust based on diet and taste preference. Feel free to substitute lemon juice with any wine or fruit vinegar.
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4 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp salt
pinch of fresh oregano (optional)
Mix in a bowl for 1 minute or until salt is dissolved and set aside.

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ingredients

1 cup quinoa
lettuce (optional)
chopped tomato
chopped cucumber
chopped bell peppers
olives
feta cheese
sliced onion for garnish
Arrange quinoa at the bottom of the bowl and top with mixed veg, cheese and sliced onion. Drizzle over lemon vinaigrette and enjoy!
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PHOTO CREDITS: Chef Greg  and Tirza van Dijk (lemon water)
 
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Gregory Leung, chef, yogi and surfer is best known as the “Cheescake Guy“. He studied in  Le Cordon Bleu, an internship at the 2 Michelin star-rated L’atelier de Joel Robuchon in Paris, and one year under the tutelage of Jean Georges at the Mark Restaurant in New York’s upper east side. Gregory Guy came back to Manila eager to share his passion for food. Today, Greg offers a full line of fun, fresh and flavorful cheesecakes, specially made upon order. From his own unique creations to classic crowd favorites, only the best ingredients are sourced and used at Cheesecakes By Guy (located in Eastwood). Chef Greg sells this awesome salad featured in this article in his new healthy cafe,  Nourish By Guy is located in the 3/f Active Fun Building (inside the Urban Ashram Yoga Studio), BGC, Taguig

 

 

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