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Greek quinoa salad in a white bowl

Greek Quinoa Salad

Greek Quinoa Salad is bursting with Mediterranean flavor! It's a healthy, satisfying vegetarian meal that's great for meal prep!
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 English cucumber chopped
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 cup chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 2/3 cup kalamata olives halved and quartered
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • Greek dressing

Instructions 

  • Rinse the quinoa thoroughly under cold running water in a fine mesh strainer.
    quinoa in fine mesh strainer
  • Fill a medium pot with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Add the quinoa and reduce the heat to medium, then simmer for 11 minutes until it has bloomed. Drain well and place in a large bowl.
    Cooked quinoa in a bowl
  • Add the cherry tomatoes, cucumber, feta cheese, chickpeas, olives and red onion to the bowl of quinoa. Add Greek dressing and toss well to coat (you won't need it all). Serve and enjoy!
    Greek quinoa salad in bowl with a spoon

Notes

  • Pro tip: Be sure to rinse the quinoa in cold water as this process removes a bitter compound called saponin that coats the seeds. If this step is skipped, the quinoa will have a bitter flavor.
  • Nutrition information does not include the Greek dressing as that has been calculated in a separate post.
  • Omit the feta cheese for a dairy-free, vegan option.
  • Store Greek quinoa salad in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. It may be served cold, or heat for 30-40 seconds in the microwave.

Nutrition

Calories: 195kcal, Carbohydrates: 24g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 17mg, Sodium: 394mg, Potassium: 367mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 441IU, Vitamin C: 15mg, Calcium: 130mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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