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Overhead shot of the salad in a glass bowl with a wooden spoon.
Course Main Course, Salad, Side Dish

Greek Quinoa Salad

By: Elysia
Servings 4 to 6 servings
Get ready for a flavour explosion in your mouth! This Greek Quinoa Salad is loaded with delicious Greek-inspired flavours and is perfect for meal prep as it tastes better the longer that it sits! Easy to make and great for those barbecues, picnics and weeknight meals! {gluten-free & vegetarian}
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 2/3 cup dry quinoa or 2 cups cooked
  • 1 1/3 cup of water or broth
  • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 English cucumber sliced and quartered
  • A quarter of a red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced kalamata olives
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • Pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  • Cook quinoa according to package directions. You can use broth instead of water for more flavour. Allow to cool.
  • Once cool, toss quinoa together with the cherry tomatoes, cucumber, onion, olives and feta cheese.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the ingredients for the dressing.
  • Pour desired amount of dressing onto the quinoa mixture and toss to combine. Allow to sit for at least half an hour for optimal flavour.

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Notes

  • Dice the vegetables into pieces that are roughly the same size. This will allow the flavours to be more evenly distributed throughout the salad.
  • I recommend preparing this salad in advance and allowing it to sit in the dressing for at least a half an hour to allow all of the flavours come together. It tends to taste better the longer that it sits.
  • Rinse the quinoa before cooking to help get rid of any bitterness.
  • Make up a batch of the quinoa in advance to help this recipe come together really quickly.

Nutrition

Calories: 369kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 8gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 496mgPotassium: 454mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 588IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 135mgIron: 2mg
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