This recipe for Mediterranean Quinoa Salad will quickly become a staple in your kitchen. It’s perfect to enjoy on its own, bring to a potluck, or as a side! It gets even more delicious as it sits and is made with simple ingredients.

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A healthy quinoa salad recipe everyone will love

If there’s one type of food I eat on the reg it’s definitely quinoa. I usually take some time on Sundays to do some meal prep, which ALWAYS includes preparing a pot of quinoa. This way I know I’ll have some on hand to use for breakfast quinoa, in salads or even to make a batch of my black bean quinoa burgers.

This Mediterranean Quinoa Salad is it’s so simple to put together and is definitely a crowd-pleaser. This quinoa is my new go-to for potlucks, BBQ’s, brunches and dinner parties. It even holds up great in the fridge after being dressed! 

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How to make a Mediterranean quinoa salad

This quinoa salad is so easy to prepare it will quickly become one of your go-to quinoa recipes!

  1. Cook the quinoa according to package directions
  2. Chop up all the veggies into small pieces
  3. Add the quinoa veggies, chickpeas and feta cheese to a large mixing bowl
  4. Make the dressing and toss together with the salad
two hands holding a mixing bowl with ingredients for a quinoa salad

Recipe tips and variations

  • If there’s any ingredient in this salad you’re not particularly a fan of, you can simply leave them out, or even replace them with something else.
  • You can try adding fresh tomatoes in addition to or in place of sun-dried tomatoes, parsley instead of basil, roasted red peppers instead of fresh red peppers…the possibilities here are endless! 
  • I like to prepare my quinoa in advance and keep in the fridge until it is completely cool before adding the other ingredients. This way the quinoa doesn’t warm up the salad.
  • This salad is great to bring to a potluck, picnic or a bbq!
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mediterranean quinoa salad in a mixing bowl

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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

  • Author: Jess
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Description

This Mediterranean Quinoa Salad will be your new favourite salad recipe! It’s fresh and light and perfect to enjoy as a meal or side!


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Ingredients

Quinoa salad: 

  • 2 cups quinoa, cooked (about 1 cup uncooked)
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cucumber, chopped
  • 1 cup chickpeas
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives, cut in half
  • 1/4 cup sundried tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (*use vegan feta cheese if needed)

Lemon oregano dressing: 

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar (or red wine vinegar)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. To prepare the salad mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl. If there is any ingredient you like more of feel free to add more!
  2. Mix all the salad dressing ingredients together in a small jar. Cover with the lid and shake until incorporated.
  3. Pour half the salad dressing onto the quinoa salad and give it a taste. If you like more dressing, add more. Otherwise reserve leftover dressing for other salads.

Notes

I usually use about half of the salad lemon oregano dressing on this salad. The rest I keep stored in my fridge. This salad is great to bring to parties & potlucks!

If there are any ingredients in this salad your not a fan of you can leave them out. 

You can swap out sundried tomatoes for fresh tomatoes if you prefer! 

Prepare your quinoa in advance and store it in the fridge to make this recipe even faster. 


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 361
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Fat: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 47g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Protein: 12g

Keywords: healthy quinoa salad recipes, easy quinoa recipes

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