Mediterranean Quinoa Salad Recipe

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This recipe has to be the best quinoa salad I have ever made at home. Who knew you could turn this whole grain into a delicious side dish or a meal even by adding simple ingredients? It is packed with crunch and amazing flavors. The Mediterranean Dish has convinced me to start eating quinoa because of this Mediterranean quinoa salad recipe.


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Quinoa is a great carbohydrate choice as it is rich in nutrients. Some people may not like it as it can be bland, but there are actually a ton of yummy recipes you can make with it. Try some of these 35 Quinoa Recipes. By adding the right ingredients, you can create delicious meals with quinoa just like this recipe.

Quinoa has a natural coating that tends to be bitter. The Mediterranean Dish suggests rinsing them well before cooking if you don’t like the bitter flavor.

Easy Mediterranean Quinoa Salad Ingredients

  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup of quinoa
  • 1 lemon (zested and juiced)
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 4 scallions (white and green parts)
  • 2 bell peppers (red, yellow, or orange)
  • 1/2 cup of roughly chopped kalamata olives (drained)
  • 1 English cucumber
  • 1/2 cup of crumbled feta cheese

How to Make Quinoa Salad

Step 1:

Start by cooking the quinoa in a pot based on package instructions. Add a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt while it simmers.

Note: if you find quinoa bitter, rinse it well before cooking

Step 2:

While waiting for the quinoa, make the salad and dressing. In a bowl, zest and juice 1 lemon. Add 3/4 teaspoon of kosher salt, and a teaspoon of dried oregano. Whisk the mixture while pouring 1/4 cup of olive oil. Set aside.

Easy Mediterranean Quinoa Salad Ingredients
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Step 3:

Chop the bell peppers and cucumber into small cubes. Slice the scallions. Add all of them in the same bowl as the dressing.

Step 4:

Once the quinoa is cooked, give it a mix. Add into the salad bowl. Mix everything until well combined.

How to Make Mediterranean Quinoa Salad Ingredients (1)
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Step 5:

Sprinkle creamy feta cheese on top and some olives. Mix and let it sit for a couple of minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad Recipe

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad Recipe

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