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greek quinoa salad

Greek Quinoa Salad

Greek quinoa salad with fresh veggies, feta, and a delicious vinaigrette is the perfect summer meal! And it can be on your plate in less than half an hour.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Greek

Ingredients
  

For the Dressing

  • cup olive oil
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • 2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon basil dried
  • 1 teaspoon oregano dried
  • ½ teaspoon parsley dried
  • ¼ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 10-15 grinds black pepper or to taste

For the Salad

  • 1.25 cups quinoa (measured uncooked)
  • ½ large cucumber diced
  • ½ large red bell pepper diced
  • ½ large green bell pepper diced
  • cup red onion diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup feta cheese crumbled

Instructions
 

  • Cook quinoa* according to package directions. Set aside and let cool.
  • While your quinoa cooks, set out a large mixing bowl.
    In the bowl, add olive oil, red wine vinegar, and the juice of half a lemon. Mix. Add basil, oregano, parsley, sugar, salt, and pepper. Whisk well to combine.
  • Dice your vegetables and add them to the bowl with the dressing. Add the crumbled feta. Stir to combine.
  • Add the quinoa to the dressing and vegetables once it's cooled down to room temperature. Stir everything well to make sure all ingredients are incorporated.
  • Serve immediately, or keep in the fridge and eat within one week (serve cold).

Notes

  • This greek quinoa salad makes GREAT leftovers.
  • If you're serving this as a main course, it should serve about four people. For a side dish, it will make at least six servings.
  • I peel my cucumber before dicing it, but it's up to you if you want to keep the skins on.
  • Feel free to multiply or divide the ingredients to change the amount you make. 
  • I cook 1.25 cups of quinoa in two cups of water. I combine the quinoa and water, and let it come to a boil. Then, I reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 15 minutes, or until all the water is absorbed. Then, I fluff it with a fork and let it sit and come to room temperature. 
Keyword greek salad, quinoa, quinoa greek salad
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