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Greek quinoa salad in a glass bowl on a white table.

Greek Quinoa Salad

  • Author: Ally
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 as a side 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Chop
  • Cuisine: Greek-Inspired
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

An easy Greek-inspired quinoa salad, refreshingly full of fresh vegetables, Kalamata olives, feta cheese (dairy-free if desired!) and a tangy red wine vinaigrette.


Ingredients

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Salad

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 small bunch of mint, chopped
  • 1/2 cup (generous – I use a little more) pitted Kalamata olives, chopped
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese (see notes for dairy-free)

Red Wine Vinaigrette 

  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 12 teaspoons dried oregano ((more or less depending on how strong your spice is)
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup or honey (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook the quinoa according to package instructions. You’ll need 3 cups of cooked quinoa total.
  2. While the quinoa is cooking, chop the remaining ingredients.
  3. Make the red wine vinaigrette. Add everything to a jar and shake until well combined.
  4. Once the quinoa is cooked, transfer it to a large mixing bowl. Add all the chopped ingredients and add in desired amount of dressing. Give everything a good stir and season to taste with salt and pepper. Enjoy!

Notes

Dairy-Free Feta. Esti dairy-free feta is SO good and Violife dairy-free feta is another favorite.

Serving Options. Make this Greek quinoa salad a full meal by pairing it with a protein: fish, chicken, steak, tofu, and even chickpeas would be good here. You can also serve the salad with some greens like chopped romaine or baby arugula.

Keywords: Greek quinoa salad, healthy Greek salad, quinoa salad