Nourishing Greek Quinoa Salad



Nourishing Greek Quinoa Salad

If you’re looking for a delicious and nutritious salad that’s bursting with Mediterranean flavors, then you’ve come to the right place. Our Nourishing Greek Quinoa Salad is a wholesome dish that combines the goodness of quinoa with fresh vegetables, herbs, and a zesty dressing. It’s not only a treat for your taste buds but also a feast for your eyes.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups of water
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup of Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
  • 1/2 cup of crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup of fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup of fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Rinse the quinoa under cold water and drain.
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Add the quinoa and reduce the heat to low. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the quinoa is tender and the water is absorbed. Remove from heat and let it cool.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, red onion, Kalamata olives, feta cheese, parsley, and mint.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, extra-virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.
  6. Before serving, taste and adjust the seasoning if needed. You can also garnish with extra herbs and feta cheese if desired.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4

Our Nourishing Greek Quinoa Salad is a refreshing and satisfying dish that’s perfect for a light lunch or as a side at your next gathering. The combination of quinoa, fresh vegetables, and Mediterranean flavors make it a healthy choice that everyone will love. Plus, it’s quick and easy to prepare, making it a go-to recipe for busy weeknights.

Nutrition Information (per serving):

– Calories: 320
– Protein: 8g
– Carbohydrates: 35g
– Fiber: 5g
– Sugars: 3g
– Fat: 18g

Make our Nourishing Greek Quinoa Salad part of your regular menu, and you’ll be treating yourself to a wholesome, flavorful, and nutritious dish that’s sure to become a favorite. Whether you enjoy it as a light meal or alongside grilled chicken or fish, this salad is a winner in every way.

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