Greek Quinoa Salad

by jerseygirl on March 7, 2013 · 16 comments

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The other night I cooked a whole box of quinoa and stuck it in the fridge.  This grain- like seed is full of nutrition and the perfect food to make a quick week night dinner.  I had dreams of making all kinds of healthy dishes but then forgot about my big bowl of quinoa.

After ordering pizza tonight, I remembered the quinoa in the fridge and thought I’d make this salad as a healthy side dish to balance things out.  Instead of eating half a pizza myself (yes, I can do that), I had a slice (or two) and a nice bowl of this salad.  It was made before the pizza was delivered.

If you need a gluten free option, this is a good one.

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5.0 from 3 reviews

Greek Quinoa Salad
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Recipe type: salad/ side dish
Cuisine: Greek
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Serves: 4 to 6
 
This healthy salad has quinoa in it which is a great super food!
Ingredients
  • 2 medium ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • ¾ cup diced cucumbers
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • ½ cup crumbled Feta cheese
  • ¼ cup Chopped Parsley
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • the lemon juice from one lemon
  • 3 TBS Olive oil
Instructions
  1. In a medium size bowl, mix together tomatoes, cucumbers, quinoa, Feta cheese and parsley.
  2. Sprinkle with garlic and onion powder.
  3. Add the lemon juice and olive oil. Mix together well.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.

 

 

 

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Danielle March 7, 2013 at 10:54 pm

This sounds amazing!! I love finding new quinoa recipes to keep John and I interested!! Plus, it’s healthy so…surprise on him!

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Danielle March 7, 2013 at 10:56 pm

PS – who doesn’t love a good slice (or 2) of pizza!? ;)

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Kate March 8, 2013 at 12:29 am

We do a lot of quinoa around here. I’ll have to add this to the rotation.

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Ramona March 8, 2013 at 10:19 am

I still haven’t gotten use to quinoa. Looks interesting.

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Lisa Huff @ Snappy Gourmet March 8, 2013 at 10:23 am

Looks delish! Making me wish it was summer already so I could get some decent produce around here!! :)

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Pam March 8, 2013 at 12:14 pm

I love Greek cuisine. This salad looks wonderful.

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John March 8, 2013 at 9:13 pm

This salad was excellent!

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teresa March 8, 2013 at 10:52 pm

so fresh, flavorful and healthy. delicious!

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Kristin March 9, 2013 at 1:06 pm

This is great. Nice and healthy. And a good option to take to all the summer picnics I am so looking forward to at this point! :-)

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Mary@One Perfect Bite March 10, 2013 at 12:07 pm

What a perfect salad. I don’t use enough quinoa and this is a perfect way to incorporate it into our diet. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings…Mary

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Sues March 11, 2013 at 12:44 pm

I love Greek salad and I love quinoa, so YES!!!

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shannon March 11, 2013 at 12:45 pm

this screams summer :) can’t wait for it to get here again!

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Leslie March 11, 2013 at 2:26 pm

What a nice little healthy salad!!! I love Quinoa, you can do a billion things with it!

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Kathy March 13, 2013 at 11:39 am

Love quinoa! Beautiful salad and so healthy, too!

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Aggie March 19, 2013 at 8:02 am

This looks great Lisa. I haven’t been cooking up quinoa very much lately, need to change that. So much you can do with it!

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