Greek-inspired Quinoa Salad Bowl



Greek-inspired Quinoa Salad Bowl

If you’re craving the vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean, our Greek-inspired Quinoa Salad Bowl is the perfect choice. This refreshing and healthy salad is a delightful blend of fresh ingredients that will transport your taste buds straight to the shores of Greece.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Start by rinsing the quinoa under cold water to remove any bitterness.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the quinoa and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes, or until the quinoa is cooked and the water is absorbed.
  3. Fluff the quinoa with a fork and let it cool to room temperature.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, Kalamata olives, feta cheese, parsley, and mint.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and extra-virgin olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss everything together until well combined.
  7. Refrigerate the salad for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.
  8. Serve your Greek-inspired Quinoa Salad Bowl chilled and enjoy the taste of Greece in every bite!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4

This Greek-inspired Quinoa Salad Bowl is a fresh and flavorful dish that’s perfect for a light lunch or a side dish for dinner. Packed with Mediterranean ingredients like tomatoes, cucumber, olives, and feta cheese, it’s a true taste of Greece. The fluffy quinoa provides a hearty base, while the zesty lemon and olive oil dressing ties it all together. Whether you’re following a vegetarian diet or simply looking for a healthy and delicious meal, this salad is sure to satisfy your cravings for Mediterranean cuisine.

Nutrition: Calories: 320 | Total Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 580mg | Total Carbohydrates: 34g | Dietary Fiber: 5g | Sugars: 4g | Protein: 8g

In conclusion, our Greek-inspired Quinoa Salad Bowl is a delightful and nutritious dish that’s perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re looking for a quick and healthy lunch option or a delicious side dish to complement your dinner, this salad has you covered. With the fresh flavors of the Mediterranean and the wholesome goodness of quinoa, it’s a winning combination that everyone will love. Give it a try and transport your taste buds to the sun-drenched shores of Greece with every bite.

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