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Easy & Delicious Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

If you love the flavors of the Mediterranean you will adore this Mediterranean Quinoa Salad. It is loaded with veggies, hearty quinoa and dressed with a simple dressing!

Mediterranean quinoa salad

I have a house full of hungry boys.

Seriously hungry. My oldest just turned 21, my middle one is 16 and my youngest is 11. If you are the mom of boys you know that I am currently in the throws of their hungriest years.

They’re kind of like infants, they need to be fed at least every two hours. But unfortunately, they need something far more filling then babies do!

So I try my best to come up with delicious, healthy and flavorful dishes that they’ll like and that will hopefully keep them full for more than 10 minutes.

If you’ve hung out here on the blog with me for awhile you know that I am a huge fan of quinoa, and also a lover of the flavors of the Mediterranean.

Quinoa is full of fiber and protein so it is great for a filling meal and it can be dressed up in a ton of different ways to be super tasty!

So I created this Mediterranean quinoa salad it is so full of flavor, lots of fresh veggies and it keeps my hungry guys full! It is a favorite in our house and makes an appearance at least a couple of times a month. It comes together quickly and can be a side dish or a nice meatless main dish!

This is a great meal to prep ahead, if you have your quinoa cooked and your veggies chopped it comes together in literally minutes.

Mediterranean quinoa salad

Here’s what you’ll need for this Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

3- Cups Cooked Quinoa – cooled

1-Pint Grape Tomatoes

1-Large Cucumber

1-Can Black Olives

¼- Cup Chopped Red Onion

2-Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar

2-tsp Chopped Garlic

2- Tbsp Olive Oil

4oz. Container Feta Cheese

First thing you want to do is chop your tomatoes, cucumber, and black olives into bite size pieces. You can peel your cucumbers if you want or you can leave the skin on, that is entirely up to you!

Now in a large bowl combine your veggies, feta and quinoa.

Mediterranean quinoa salad

In a small bowl combine your olive oil, garlic and balsamic vinegar and stir until well combined.

Mediterranean quinoa salad dressing

Now pour your dressing over your veggies and quinoa and stir until everything is well coated.

You can serve this Mediterranean quinoa salad at room temperature or chill it for later. It keeps well in an air tight container.

Enjoy!

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

This Mediterranean quinoa salad is loaded with fresh veggies and a ton of flavor! Makes a great side dish or meatless meal!
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Course: Soups & Salads
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Krista

Ingredients

  • 3- Cups Cooked Quinoa – cooled
  • 1- Pint Grape Tomatoes
  • 1- Large Cucumber
  • 1- Can Black Olives
  • ¼- Cup Chopped Red Onion
  • 2- Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2- tsp Chopped Garlic
  • 2- Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 4 oz. Container Feta Cheese

Instructions

  • 1.Chop your tomatoes, cucumber, and black olives into bite size pieces
  • 2.In a large bowl combine your veggies, feta and quinoa.
  • 3.In a small bowl combine your olive oil, garlic and balsamic vinegar and stir until well combined.
  • 4.Pour your dressing over your veggies and quinoa and stir until everything is well coated. 

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