Mediterranean Quinoa Salad (Recipe)

January 4, 2022

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad (Recipe)


✅ 1 cup uncooked quinoa

✅ 2 cups water

✅ 1/4 cup red onion, diced

✅ 1/2 - 3/4 lemon, squeezed

✅ 1/4 cup about 10 kalamata olives, pitted and sliced

✅ 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

✅ 2 cups cucumber, peeled and diced (from 1 English)

✅ 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered

✅ 1/3 cup crumbled feta

✅ salt and fresh pepper, to taste


1️⃣ Rinse quinoa for about 2 minutes, using your hands to make sure all the saponins are removed.

2️⃣ Fill a medium pot with water, add quinoa and salt to taste and bring to a boil. When the water boils, reduce heat to low and cover; simmer covered 15 minutes.

3️⃣ Remove from heat and keep covered an additional 5 minutes without lifting the lid; then fluff with a fork and set aside in a large mixing bowl to cool.

4️⃣ While the quinoa cools, dice all the vegetables.

5️⃣ Add the red onion, olives, cucumber, tomatoes to the cooled quinoa, and squeeze 1/2 lemon over it.

6️⃣ Drizzle the olive oil over the quinoa, then add feta, salt and pepper to taste and toss well.

7️⃣ Taste for salt and adjust as needed, add more lemon juice if needed.


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