Greek Quinoa Salad

Apparently I’m on a quinoa kick these days. It started with that Mexican Quinoa Bake and continued through the weekend with this Greek Quinoa Salad. To be fair. it’s a pretty stellar ingredient and it’s super versatile. Plus, it’s something I always have on hand from the bulk bins, so it’s a great recipe staple.

Every couple of months, our church organizes group dinners all across the city and it’s a really cool way to meet new people. We headed a bit north of the city and met up with 10 other people for a potluck dinner. We signed up for a side dish but I wanted to make sure it was substantial, just in case there wasn’t a lot of vegetarian options. This Greek Quinoa Salad turned out pretty well, and we ended up having plenty to eat.

This one is an easy one to throw together and it’s great because it can be served hot, cold, or room temperature.

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Greek Quinoa Salad
 
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This makes a pretty large amount but it makes great leftovers! You can easily halve the recipe, if needed.
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 2 cups quinoa, rinsed
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • ½ lemon
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Bring the quinoa and water to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes, or until the water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork, and let cool to room temperature.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, tomatoes, feta, parsley, pepper, and cucumber.
  3. Remove the seeds from the lemon half and squeeze on top of the salad.
  4. Sprinkle with olive oil and salt, and combine.

Alex and I have been eating these leftovers for the past couple of days. I’m not sick of it yet, but Alex is probably ready for something new 😉 Maybe it’s time for some Quinoa Pizza Crust? Just kidding. Alex is going to be on his own for most of the week, since I’m heading to Nashville for work tomorrow. $10 says no quinoa is consumed. (I don’t blame him.)

If you’re a quinoa fan, what’s your favorite recipe?

 

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  1. Mmm!! I too have been on a quinoa kick. In fact, I had some for lunch today. I don’t really have a favorite recipe – although I do like enchilada pasta made w/ quinoa instead of noodles. Soo good!

  2. I love black bean quinoa salad with avocado and pepitas. This looks delicious too! I think I’m a devoted-for-life quinoa fan 🙂 I love that you put fresh parsley in this salad- never a bad idea!

  3. Yummy! So simple and all the flavors go super well together- I’ve made something similar to this in the past 🙂

  4. I love cooking with quinoa because it goes so well with everything! This salad sounds delicious – anything with feta is good in my book! My favorite quinoa dish is an enchilada bake I made a couple of months ago. Again, anything with cheese is good to me!

  5. I am most definitely a quinoa fan! I have some today for lunch.
    I love how light and summery this recipe is. It looks delicious!

  6. Greek quinoa salad sounds delicious! I would prefer this served cold, especially during the coming warmer months. One of my favorite quinoa recipes is mini quinoa patties: http://www.confessionsofachocoholic.com/healthy/mini-quinoa-patties 🙂

  7. mmmm this sounds tasty my friend!!
    I love my quinoa & kale salad. Its got feta in there as well, because we all know that feta makes everything betta! 😉

  8. See, I totally took you seriously with the whole quinoa pizza crust deal. Gullible just might be my middle name.

    But….in my defense, I tried that whole cauliflower pizza crust deal and mine turned out awful! We had to throw it out and order a pizza.

    • Oh no! haha well the quinoa pizza crust actually turned out pretty well! I didn’t have success with the cauliflower crust either, but the quinoa crust is pretty good. Not super crispy, but it won’t fall apart!

  9. This is my kind of recipe! I love any kind of dish that has feta, olive oil, and tomatoes, so this is definitely something I would make!

  10. I go on quinoa kicks too and will probably make a pot today! I don’t have a favorite recipe – I usually just make a few servings at a time and then keep it in the fridge to throw together with whatever I feel like eating. I love it with avocado, Asian flavors or in Italian dishes or mixed with barbeque sauce, black beans and roasted vegetables. It works with anything!

  11. Quinoa is an all time fave of mine, such a great ingredient. Both versatile and nutritionally dense, yum!

  12. Mmmm I had quinoa and veggies for dinner last night, but yours sounds so much better!!

  13. GREEK FOOD IS OFF THE CHAINNNNN!!! LOVE THIS 🙂 I might sub spaghetti squash for quinoa though, cause I cannot do grains/seeds – but still, LOVE!!

  14. I love quinoa!!! Last year I experimented with a Caprese Quinoa salad- it turned out great! http://www.livehalffullblog.com/2013/08/16/summer-caprese-quinoa-salad/

    Also, I made it for breakfast once a few months ago, and I enjoyed it!

  15. i’ll take alex’s leftovers! they sound perfect to me! YUM.

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