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Recipe: Greek Quinoa Salad

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Serve this delicious Greek Quinoa Salad as a side or main. Add chickpeas, chicken, steak or salmon for a heartier entree.

Serve this delicious Greek Quinoa Salad as a side or main. Add chickpeas, chicken, steak or salmon for a heartier entree. Get the recipe on MarlaMeridith.com
Yields1 Serving
Prep Time10 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time35 mins
 '--for the dressing
 3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
 2 tsp dried dill
 1/4 tsp garlic powder
 Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
for the quinoa salad
 1 cup dry quinoa, rinsed and cooked to package directions
 1 cup red and yellow grape tomatoes, halved
 1 cup pitted kalamata olives, sliced
 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese plus more for topping
 1/2 seedless cucumber, chopped into small pieces
 1 red bell pepper, chopped into small pieces
 1 small red onion, small dice
 Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1

Prepare the quinoa to package directions, fluff with a fork and let it cool.

2

Make the salad dressing: combine all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Taste and season accordingly with salt and pepper.

3

Toss the cooked quinoa with the veggies, olives and cheese. Toss with the dressing. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

4

Top the quinoa salad with more cheese before serving. Serve cold or at room temperature.

Ingredients

 '--for the dressing
 3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
 2 tsp dried dill
 1/4 tsp garlic powder
 Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
for the quinoa salad
 1 cup dry quinoa, rinsed and cooked to package directions
 1 cup red and yellow grape tomatoes, halved
 1 cup pitted kalamata olives, sliced
 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese plus more for topping
 1/2 seedless cucumber, chopped into small pieces
 1 red bell pepper, chopped into small pieces
 1 small red onion, small dice
 Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

1

Prepare the quinoa to package directions, fluff with a fork and let it cool.

2

Make the salad dressing: combine all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Taste and season accordingly with salt and pepper.

3

Toss the cooked quinoa with the veggies, olives and cheese. Toss with the dressing. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

4

Top the quinoa salad with more cheese before serving. Serve cold or at room temperature.

Recipe: Greek Quinoa Salad

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