A healthy quinoa salad featuring some of the best produce summer has to offer, feta cheese, almonds and a tangy lemon dressing. Perfect as a make-ahead lunch option or a summer cookout side dish.
- 1 cup dry quinoa
- 2 cups roughly chopped baby spinach
- 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, quartered
- 1 cup diced cucumber
- 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
- 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/3 cup avocado oil ( or olive oil)
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup (or honey)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1/4 cup blanched almond slices
- Cook quinoa in water, according to package directions. Let cool.
- In a medium bowl, stir together quinoa, spinach, tomatoes, cucumber, feta cheese, red onion, basil and parsley.
- In a small bowl, whisk together red wine vinegar, lemon juice, oil, maple syrup, salt and pepper.
- Pour dressing over quinoa salad and toss to combine. Top with almond slices.
- Serve immediately or let the salad chill in the fridge a couple hours before serving.
- Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe
- Calories: 306
- Sugar: 5g
- Fat: 19g
- Carbohydrates: 27g
- Fiber: 4g
- Protein: 8g
Keywords: greek quinoa salad