Easy Greek Quinoa Salad Recipe

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Easy Greek Quinoa Salad works great as a dinner or lunch. Make it ahead of time so the flavors really come together.

I was pretty late joining the quinoa bandwagon.  As usual, I've finally gotten on board with a food trend about the time it's probably slowing down. Is quinoa even still a thing that people are loving?

 Probably not, since I am now enjoying it!  I never know what's trendy.

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It's a bit annoying how long it took me to actually try quinoa though, because now that I've finally discovered it, I would happily eat it all the time. I don't, because I'm the only one in the house that enjoys it.  

I still haven't managed to convince anyone else in my family that it's tasty.  More for me I suppose!  

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This Greek quinoa salad is really quick and easy to make, plus, it can be made well ahead of time.  I made this for lunch for myself, and then served it with supper that night, and it was actually better after being refrigerated for a few hours.

 And, since I'm the only one that eats quinoa here, I had the leftovers for lunch for several days.

 It was the perfect lunch.  The protein filled quinoa made it nice and filling, while still being light and fresh from the veggies and Greek vinaigrette dressing.

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If you want to make this more of a main meal, it was also great with some chopped, cooked chicken tossed in.  

I tried that one day for lunch as well and really enjoyed it that way.  Actually, I enjoyed this Greek quinoa salad so much that I was kind of sad when it was all gone.  

And I was the only one eating it.  That's how much I liked it.

 Pretty sure I need to make it again, just for lunch if nothing else!  It was kind of nice having a weeks worth of lunches ready in the fridge for me!

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Easy Greek Quinoa Salad Recipe

  6 Servings

Ingredients

For the Salad:
  • 2 cups Cooked Quinoa
  • 2 cups Chopped Cucumber
  • 1/2 cup Sliced Black Olives
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper, Chopped
  • 1/3 cup Chopped Red Onion
  • 2 cups Quartered Grape Tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup Crumbled Feta Cheese
For the Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 Lemon, Juice and zest
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon Dried Basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, place the quinoa, cucumber, olives, yellow pepper, red onion, tomatoes and feta, and toss lightly to combine.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together all of the dressing ingredients.  Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat the salad evenly with the dressing.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Salad keeps well in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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Recipe Yields: 6 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 125
Calories 366

% Daily Value*
24%
Total Fat 16g
17%
  Saturated Fat 3g
15%
Sodium 352mg
15%
Total Carbohydrate 46g
6%
  Dietary Fiber 5g
  Sugars 3g
19%
Protein 10g

* 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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Stacey loves to Bake. Eat. Repeat. so much that it inspired the name of her blog. With three young kids at home, she's become an expert at packing lunches. Say hello to our Lunchbox fanatic!