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Mediterranean quinoa salad in white bowl.

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad


  • Author: Megan
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

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.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 ½ cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained
  • 1 ½ cups cucumber
  • ¾ cups diced red onion
  • ¾ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • ½ cup crumbled feta
  • ½ cup black olives, sliced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the dressing: 

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Cook the quinoa: rinse your 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.
  2. Make the dressing: in a small bowl, mix together the ingredients for the dressing.
  3. Mix: Let the quinoa cool slightly and then add it to a large bowl with the remaining salad ingredients. Drizzle the dressing on top and toss to mix. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Serve: for best flavor, chill your salad for 10 minutes or more (covered, in the fridge) before serving.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Main Course, Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

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