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Greek Quinoa Salad Recipe

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Greek Quinoa Salad Recipe

Mediterranean quinoa salad with olives and artichoke hearts

Greek quinoa salad recipe with traditional Mediterranean ingredients including feta cheese, kalamata olives and fresh herbs. You could easily make this vegetarian quinoa salad recipe vegan by omitting the feta cheese or using a vegan soy substitute.

See also: More easy quinoa recipes

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 cups water or vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 cups quinoa, uncooked
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar (you may use any flavor you prefer)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • juice from one lemon
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives, sliced if desired
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1/2 cup chopped artichoke hearts (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Preparation:

In a medium-large saucepan, cook the quinoa in vegetable broth for 15-20 minutes, until tender, stirring occasionally. Allow to cool.

In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil.

Gently toss the quinoa together with the remaining ingredients, except feta. Pour the olive oil mixture over the quinoa.

Add more salt and pepper to taste and gently stir in the feta cheese.

You may also add any additional vegetables that you like, such as lightly steamed broccoli, snap peas or diced bell pepper.

Nutritional data (from Calorie Count):
Calories: 399; Calories from Fat: 163
% Daily Value:
Total Fat: 18.1g 28%
Saturated Fat: 4.7g 23%
Cholesterol: 17mg 6%
Sodium: 225mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates: 46.7g 16%
Dietary Fiber: 5.6g 22%
Sugars: 3.0g
Protein: 12.6g
Vitamin A 18%, Vitamin C 24%, Calcium 15%, Iron 20%

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 5 out of 5
AMAZING SALAD!!!, Guest Laura

I had some quinoa in the pantry, so I decided to make a salad out of it. I'm always a sucker for Mediterranean food so I thought I'd give this a shot-SO GOOD! the picture doesn't show any of the good stuff like the fresh tomatoes and onions. It has a wonderful lemony flavor, just how I like it. Unfortunately I had to make it w/o the artichoke hearts as I couldn't find any, but it was still great. It makes quite a large portion so you will definitely have leftovers if you are using it as a side. Going to be a great lunch tomorrow, yummy(:

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