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Mediterranean quinoa salad in white bowl.

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

  • Author: Megan
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-5 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Not only is this Mediterranean quinoa salad beautiful — it's tasty and good for you too! This salad is satisfying, nutritious, and easy to make with a simple olive oil dressing.


  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained
  • 2 cups sliced cucumber
  • ½ cups diced red onion
  • ⅓ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • ½ cup cubed feta
  • ½ cup black olives

For the dressing: 

  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  1. Cook the quinoa: rinse the quinoa in a fine mesh strainer. Add it to 2 cups of water in a medium saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil, cover, and turn the heat to low. Let the quinoa simmer for 15 minutes, until cooked. Once cooked, fluff with a fork and set aside to cool. 
  2. Make the dressing: in a small bowl, mix together the ingredients for the dressing.
  3. Mix the salad: Add the quinoa to a large bowl with the remaining salad ingredients. Drizzle the dressing on top and toss to mix. Taste and season with additional salt, pepper, or lemon juice as desired. 
  4. Serve: for best flavor, chill your salad for 10 minutes or more (covered, in the fridge) before serving.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Main Course, Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean


  • Serving Size: 1/4th of recipe
  • Calories: 432
  • Sugar: 6.3
  • Sodium: 670mg
  • Fat: 26.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 39.8g
  • Fiber: 6.9g
  • Protein: 11.8g
  • Cholesterol: 25mg

Keywords: mediterranean, quinoa, salad, feta, olive oil dressing, olives, chickpeas