Satisfying Mediterranean Quinoa Salad



Satisfying Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

If you’re looking for a delicious and nutritious salad that’s bursting with Mediterranean flavors, our Satisfying Mediterranean Quinoa Salad is the perfect choice. This hearty salad is not only incredibly satisfying but also a healthy option that’s easy to prepare. Whether you’re hosting a summer BBQ, packing a lunch, or simply craving a tasty and nutritious meal, this recipe has got you covered.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Rinse the quinoa thoroughly under cold water.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the quinoa and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes or until the quinoa is cooked and the water is absorbed.
  3. Fluff the cooked quinoa with a fork and transfer it to a large bowl to cool.
  4. Once the quinoa has cooled, add the cucumber, cherry tomatoes, Kalamata olives, feta cheese, red onion, and fresh parsley to the bowl.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice, dried oregano, salt, and pepper.
  6. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently to combine.
  7. Refrigerate the salad for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  8. Serve chilled and enjoy your Satisfying Mediterranean Quinoa Salad!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

This Satisfying Mediterranean Quinoa Salad is a delightful mix of flavors and textures, making it a crowd-pleaser at any gathering. The nutty quinoa, crisp cucumbers, juicy cherry tomatoes, briny Kalamata olives, and creamy feta cheese come together beautifully with a zesty lemon-oregano dressing. It’s not just a salad; it’s a Mediterranean flavor explosion in every bite. Plus, it’s packed with protein, fiber, and essential nutrients, making it a wholesome and filling meal option.

Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories: 280, Fat: 16g, Carbohydrates: 28g, Protein: 8g, Fiber: 4g

Make this Satisfying Mediterranean Quinoa Salad your go-to recipe for a quick and delicious meal that’s as good for your taste buds as it is for your body. With its vibrant colors and bold flavors, it’s sure to become a staple in your kitchen. Whether you’re serving it as a side dish or enjoying it as a main course, this salad is a winner every time.

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