Quinoa Greek Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumber & Feta

Quinoa Greek Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumber & Feta

A healthy and filling Greek salad made with quinoa.
Health Rating
Prep Cook Ready in Servings
10 min 20 min 30 min 5

Ingredients


1 cup Quinoa, uncooked
2 cup Water
1 cup Grape tomatoes (cut in half)
1 cup Cucumber (quartered rounds)
1/4 cup Kalamata olives
1/4 cup, crumbled Feta cheese (or cashew cheese)
3 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tbsp Red wine vinegar
3/4 tsp Oregano, dried
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Black pepper

Instructions


1. In a medium saucepan, combine the quinoa and water. Bring the water to a boil, reduce the heat to low and cover. Cook until all of the water is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Fluff the quinoa with a fork. 

2. Transfer the cooked quinoa to a large baking sheet and spread it out evenly. Let it cool to room temperature.

3. Meanwhile, prep your vegetables according to ingredient instructions and then in a medium-large sized mixing bowl add the tomatoes, cucumber, olives and feta cheese. Add the quinoa into the mixing bowl and toss everything together to mix. 

4. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, dried oregano, salt and pepper.


5. Pour the dressing over the quinoa salad and toss everything again to combine. Serve immediately, or store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. 

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 239
Calories from fat 113
Calories from saturated fat 23.8
Total Fat 12.5 g
Saturated Fat 2.6 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.3 g
Cholesterol 7.1 mg
Sodium 272 mg
Potassium 323 mg
Total Carbohydrate 25.0 g
Dietary Fiber 3.2 g
Sugars 1.7 g
Protein 6.5 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion


Grain 1.7
Milk Alternative 0.2
Vegetables 1.0

Energy sources


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Notes:

Quick Tips:

You can add any vegetables of your choice to the mix. Optional, add chicken, shrimp, steak, or tofu for added protein. 

Use cashew cheese in place of feta for a dairy-free or vegan alternative. 

 


Nutritional Highlights:

Quinoa

Quinoa is a wonderful wheat & gluten-free alternative that is high in fiber, protein and plenty of vitamins and minerals. 

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