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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad - a versatile healthy and very nutritious recipe that can be served hot as a side dish or cold as a terrific alternative to pasta salad.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 254 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup diced bell peppers
  • 1 cup diced cucumber
  • 1 cup chopped kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion

For the Lemon Oregano Dressing

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • juice and finely minced zest of one lemon
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh oregano or 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
US Customary - Metric

Instructions

  1. Bring the water, salt and quinoa to a boil over low heat.
  2. Cover and simmer slowly for 15 to 20 minutes until the grains are cooked but still a little firm to the bite.
  3. Remove from heat and add the tomatoes, peppers, cucumber, olives and green onion.
  4. Toss everything together with the Lemon Oregano Dressing.

For the Lemon Oregano Dressing

  1. Whisk together the olive oil, honey, lemon zest, oregano, salt and pepper.
  2. Pour over the salad while warm and toss very well.

Recipe Notes

Can be served as a hot side dish or as a cold lunch or side salad.


The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

Nutrition Facts
Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 254 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 745mg32%
Potassium 284mg8%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 950IU19%
Vitamin C 33.2mg40%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.