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HEALTHY MEDITERRANEAN QUINOA SALAD

Healthy Mediterranean Quinoa Salad is a hearty and healthy recipe that’s perfect for the warm summer days ahead. Quinoa is combined with cucumbers, tomatoes and the best of Greek flavors, olives and feta cheese, then dressed with an olive oil dressing to give you a heart-healthy lunch, vegetarian dinner or an easy side dish.

Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keywords easy recipe, feta, healthy salad, olives, quinoa, salad, summer, tomatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Christina

Ingredients

Salad

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cucumbers, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 8 kalamata olives, pitted and sliced thinly
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • Garnish: fresh parsley, chopped

Dressing

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano

Directions

  1. Cook quinoa with chicken broth according to package.  Drain and transfer quinoa to medium bowl and fluff with fork.  Set aside and let cool.
  2. In small bowl, whisk dressing ingredients together until emulsified.
  3. Add cucumber, tomato, onion, olives, and feta to cooled quinoa.
  4. Pour dressing over quinoa salad and stir.  Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.  Serve chilled with a garnish of parsley.