mediterranean quinoa salad
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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

This is one of the most versatile side salads! Bring as a side salad for a gathering or prep ahead for a quick lunch during the week.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Keyword: mediterranean, quinoa
Category: salads, sides
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 230kcal


  • 1 cup quinoa dry
  • 2 cups water or chicken or veggie broth
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes cut in half or quarters
  • 1 medium cucumber chopped
  • 2/3 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese


  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbs fresh lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Add quinoa and water (or broth) to a medium-size pot. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to a low simmer and cover for about 15 minutes.
  • Quinoa should easily fluff with a fork when done. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  • Chop cucumber, tomatoes, and parsley.
  • Add quinoa, cucumbers, tomatoes, parsley, feta to a bowl. Top with dressing and toss to combine.


  • Combine olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a small bowl and whisk until combined.


Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 152mg | Potassium: 314mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 760IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 2mg
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