Greek Quinoa Salad

Today I wanted to share my Greek Quinoa Salad recipe with you guys! A few of you expressed interest in it yesterday, so here you go! This salad is delicious!!! Now, I am the first to tell you that I was a skeptic of quinoa for the longest time. I had it once or twice, and it just wasn’t any good. Well, it wasn’t prepared in a good way apparently! I have had it a few times since, and all have been wonderful experiences! If you have mixed feelings about it, give something like this recipe a try!

greek quinoa salad

What You Need:

1 cup quinoa

1 and 1/2 cups vegetable broth

1 cucumber – I diced this up with the skin on, but left out the seedy part

8-10 grape tomatoes, halved

1 container of feta cheese (4 ounces)

1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced

1 small red onion, diced (about 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup)

1 small container of sliced black olives, rinsed

For the “dressing”

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

1 tsp lemon juice

1 tsp honey

1/2 tsp dill

1/2 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp oregano

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What You Do:

–Boil veggie broth and quinoa on high heat. Once boiling, reduce heat to low, stir and cover with lid and let simmer

–Once the liquid is evaporated, let the quinoa sit for about 5-10 minutes to cool a little

–In a small bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the dressing and mix

–In a large bowl, combine quinoa, veggies and then mix in the dressing

–Refrigerate until ready to serve

I keep this in the refrigerator all week for my lunches, but it would make a great side dish! Especially in the summer since you serve it cooled.

It sure is beautiful with all the colors, isn’t it?

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What have you been cooking lately? Do you have a quinoa salad recipe?

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  • Reply Julia @ Grace Makes New June 2, 2015 at 8:36 am

    This looks so good! And super easy too! I’ve only tried quinoa a couple of times, it’s definitely different but I like it as long as it’s seasoned and prepared well!

  • Reply Laura June 2, 2015 at 8:43 am

    I’m still skeptical about it — it just looks all evil and healthy. BUT since you say it’s good, and I trust your judgment — I’ll give it a shot!!

  • Reply Jenn @ Business, Life & Design June 2, 2015 at 9:03 am

    I love olives. I just made olive, cheese, and onion enchiladas, but I’d be delighted to try something else with olives in it. Although I’m not typically a fan of vinegar-y dressings, so maybe I’ll just make olive quinoa and call it good. 😛

  • Reply Stephanie June 2, 2015 at 9:12 am

    My mom makes this, it’s delicious. We go cheater route though and totally buy the dressing from the local Greek restaurant 🙂

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer June 2, 2015 at 9:26 am

    Yum! I am always looking for quinoa recipes because I’m not a huge fan of meat. I made quinoa and black bean burgers last week that were amazing!

  • Reply Kristen June 2, 2015 at 9:36 am

    i’m not a fan of cold quinoa – i prefer mine in hot meals, kind of like pasta. but i am definitely going to try this (without olives ew) because it looks yum!

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph June 2, 2015 at 9:54 am

    Yum! I do the same except peel the cucumber, no red pepper, and kalamata olives instead of black.

    One of my favorite lunches.

  • Reply Kateri Von Steal June 2, 2015 at 10:08 am

    MMMM Quinoa.

    That is all.

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista June 2, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Yummmmmmmmmm I’ve been on a quinoa kick lately, and this looks DELISH!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo June 2, 2015 at 11:29 am

    OK… I think I know what I’m having for dinner now.

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says June 2, 2015 at 11:43 am

    I love Greek salad and this is basically a Greek salad with quinoa so now I have to eat it. And buy quinoa.

  • Reply Amanda Elizabeth June 2, 2015 at 11:43 am

    This recipe……take me back! We seriously eat a greek salad at every single meal!

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis June 2, 2015 at 11:57 am

    I have to try this recipe. Looks so delish and I need more quinoa in my life!

  • Reply Lindsay T. June 2, 2015 at 11:59 am

    um YES!! Pinning this!!

  • Reply Tracie June 2, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    I love greek quinoa salad! Or most quinoa salads, really. I have to admit, I usually just use bottled greek dressing, so I can’t wait to try yours!

  • Reply M @ The Sequin Notebook June 2, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    I actually just made quinoa the other day and forget just how much I love it (when it’s cooked right – completely agree that it can be no good at all if not done right!!). This looks so yummy – definitely bookmarking this to try out next time I need a quinoa fix!

  • Reply alyssa June 2, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Um, yuuuuum! I love quinoa and am always looking for new ways to try it. This looks like an awesome one! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Reply Biana Perez June 2, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    I love that I could make a big batch of this and have it for lunch for a few days!! So yummy! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Kerry June 2, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Sounds really healthy and so much color. Great for a crowd too.

  • Reply Pamela @ Sequins & Sea Breezes June 2, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    Ohh yum! I love quinoa but I never thought to make it as a greek salad! This sounds perfect for a hot summer night!

  • Reply Alanna @ Alanna and Co June 2, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    I have a similar recipe but with tabbouleh.

  • Reply Erin LFF June 2, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    YUM!!!! I think I’ve made something similar to this before but it’s been a long time and I kinda’ forgot how much I loved it haha. Definitely going to make this for my lunches next week now- nom!

  • Reply Andrea Nine June 2, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    Oh man, I’ve been such a skeptic. This just might be the recipe to get quinoa and I acquainted. Lol. Pretty too. I like it when my food is colorful and healthy!!!!

  • Reply Cynthia June 4, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    This looks delicious! thanks for sharing! I love quinoa!


  • Reply Nadine June 4, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    This looks great! I’m so impressed with you and all the recipes you are trying. You’re making it look easy and delicious!

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