Maple-flavoured quinoa salad with tomatoes, feta and herbs {Giveaway}

Giveaway details:

Thanks to Metro and their Harvest from Home program, a program dedicated to eating locally, I’m hosting a giveaway starting TODAY for a gift basket filled with local ingredients from Metro, along with a $50 Metro gift card (so you can buy the seasonal produce, ensuring it’s as fresh as possible). For more details about Harvest from Home, see my previous post here.

I personally recommend the recipe below.

To enter the giveaway (open to Ontario residents only), simply leave a comment at the bottom of this post telling me what your favourite seasonal, locally grown ingredient is! Mine is tomatoes : )

I will randomly select one winner from the eligible comments below.

maple flavoured quinoa salad with tomatoes recipe

Recipe: Maple-flavoured quinoa salad with tomatoes, feta and herbs


  • 2 cups quinoa, cooked
  • 1/2 cup fresh Ontario grown herbs, chopped
  • 1 cup feta, crumbled
  • 1 28-oz Irresistables Life Smart can chickpeas, drained
  • 12 fresh Ontario grown tomatoes, chopped (I used cherry tomatoes…they’re my favourite)
  • 1 Ontario grown red onion, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Maple syrup dressing:

  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp wine vinegar or lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp Ontario grown gives or fresh herbs


Cook quinoa as directed. Add herbs, feta cheese, chickpeas, tomatoes and onion and add salt and pepper to taste.

In a bowl, combine the Dijon mustard and wine vinegar or lemon juice. Season to taste. Using a fork, whisk the dressing while adding the olive oil and maple syrup. Adjust seasoning and add the chives or fresh herbs.

In a bowl, combine all ingredients. Add dressing and season to taste. Serve chilled. Serves 4.

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10 thoughts on “Maple-flavoured quinoa salad with tomatoes, feta and herbs {Giveaway}

  1. Janetdv

    Hi Jennifer, My first choice was easy, BASIL. I have grown it indoors with only a minimal outcome. There is nothing like watching your little outdoor plant double and triple in size within a few weeks. It is easy to make pesto and just looking at a healthy plant makes me want pesto pizza asap.
    A close second is lettuce….any kind . I only have to worry about a few bugs hitching a ride into the house rather than the amount of pesticide residue. Can’t always find organic in the winter months. Both summer crops are a real treat.

  2. Kel

    That does sound delicious!
    My favourite Ontario grown food (aside from everything from my own garden) is corn on the cob! Especially when you can get 12 for $2.00!

  3. Lisa

    I must confess, peach time is favourite time of year. I just bought my 3rd bushel. The family can’t wait for grilled peaches and peach pie.


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