Greek Quinoa Salad Recipe

This Mediterranean Quinoa Salad Recipe makes a seriously healthy and tasty snack or light meal. Give it a try right now!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups quinoa, uncooked
  • 1/3 cup olive oil, plus 1 tablespoon
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 8 1/2 ounces sun-dried tomatoes, julienne cut, drained
  • 1 12-ounce jar kalamata olives, drained and chopped into thirds
  • 1/2 bag baby spinach
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • salt, to taste

Directions

  1. Begin by preparing the quinoa following the instructions on the package. Use a larger pot than necessary so that you have room to add spinach once the quinoa is finished cooking. (note: the key to a great quinoa is rinsing it very well and/or soaking it before cooking!)
  2. While the quinoa is cooking, sauté the red onion over medium heat in one tablespoon of olive oil until it is completely soft and browned, about 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the red wine vinegar, 1/3 cup of olive oil, and the lemon juice.
  4. Once the quinoa is finished cooking, remove it from the heat and add the baby spinach to the pot, putting the cover back on to help steam the spinach.
  5. Allow the spinach to steam and soften about 5 minutes and then mix it in to the quinoa.
  6. In a large mixing bowl, add the quinoa/spinach, sautéed onion, olives, and sun-dried tomatoes.
  7. Pour the oil/vinegar/lemon dressing over the salad and mix everything together.
  8. Taste test the salad and add salt as necessary.
  9. Sprinkle the feta cheese on top and serve either warm or cold.
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Notes

A can of sun-dried tomatoes is typically 8.5 ounces.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 132
Calories 329

% Daily Value*
25%
Total Fat 16g
11%
  Saturated Fat 2g
22%
Sodium 533mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate 37g
5%
  Dietary Fiber 4g
  Sugars 8g
16%
Protein 8g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.

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Looks good but what are the measurements? 1/2 baby spinach?

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This looks terrific. Love your site too - there are a lot of great healthy recipes here !!

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