Greek Quinoa Salad
If there’s one dish that effortlessly brings the vibrant flavors of Greece to your plate, it’s the Greek Quinoa Salad. This salad is a celebration of fresh ingredients, a harmony of textures, and a medley of flavors that dance together in every bite.
- 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and cooked
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 cucumber, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
- 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cook the quinoa according to the package instructions and let it cool.
- In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red bell pepper, red onion, Kalamata olives, feta cheese, parsley, and mint.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
- Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently to combine.
- Chill the salad in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
- Serve the Greek quinoa salad with a sprinkle of extra feta cheese on top.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
A refreshing Greek Quinoa Salad with the goodness of quinoa, fresh vegetables, Kalamata olives, and feta cheese, dressed in a zesty olive oil and lemon dressing.
Nutrition information: Calories: 320, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 18g
After a single forkful of this Greek Quinoa Salad, you’ll be transported to the sun-soaked shores of Greece. The crispness of the vegetables, the creaminess of the feta, and the satisfying nuttiness of quinoa create a symphony of flavors and textures. Each bite tells a story of Mediterranean tradition and modern healthfulness. Whether enjoyed as a light lunch, a refreshing side, or a stand-alone dinner, this salad captures the essence of Greek cuisine in a single dish. So, take a culinary journey to Greece from the comfort of your own kitchen and savor the freshness and vibrancy that the Greek Quinoa Salad brings to your table.