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Bowl with Greek quinoa salad made with tomatoes, basil, red onion, feta, and quinoa.
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4.53 from 19 votes

Greek Quinoa Salad

A healthy quinoa salad featuring some of the best produce summer has to offer, feta cheese and a tangy lemon dressing. Perfect as a make-ahead lunch option or a summer cookout side dish.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: greek quinoa salad
Servings: 6
Calories: 306kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry quinoa rinsed and drained
  • 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 sliced almonds optional
  • 1-2 ripe avocados chopped (optional)

Instructions

  • Cook quinoa: Cook quinoa in water, according to package directions. Let cool.
  • Stir: In a medium bowl, stir together quinoa, spinach, tomatoes, cucumber, feta cheese, red onion, basil and parsley.
  • Make dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together red wine vinegar, lemon juice, oil, maple syrup, salt and pepper.
  • Add dressing: Pour dressing over quinoa salad and toss to combine. Top with almond slices, if using.
  • Chill and enjoy: Serve immediately or let the salad chill in the fridge a couple hours before serving. Add avocado (if using), just before serving. Salad will keep up to 3-4 days in the fridge.

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Notes

Red onion – Not a fan of red onion use yellow onion instead. 
Beans – Feel free to add white beans or chickpeas for some protein. They're a great addition -- especially if you're serving this as a main rather than a side dish.
Avocado – Want to add a little creaminess and healthy fats to your salad? Add in some chopped avocado!
Dressing – I love the dressing I paired with this salad but any dressing would work if you’re in a pinch. Some options: Greek Salad Dressingwhite balsamic vinaigrette or lemon vinaigrette.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/6 of recipe | Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 19g | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g