This bright and colorful quinoa salad is a great summertime recipe.

If you love cucumbers, tomatoes and feta, this cold salad is the perfect complement to any meal or gathering. The quinoa and light yet full-flavored homemade red wine vinegar dressing can be made ahead for ease when serving.

Some ways to “reinvent” your leftover Mediterranean Quinoa Salad:  

  • Serve it with eggs: We stumbled upon this one by accident and we’re so glad we did. Make two sunny-side up eggs (per person) and serve them with leftover quinoa salad, topped with a few avocado slices. It’s so simple and hands down one of the best breakfasts EVER! 
  • Add shrimp or chicken and enjoy the leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch!
  • A quick and easy wrap: Add a scoop of leftover quinoa salad onto a wrap, top with spinach, protein of choice, roll it up (wrap style) and enjoy! 
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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad


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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x

Description

This bright and colorful quinoa salad is a great summertime recipe. If you love cucumbers, tomatoes and feta, this cold salad is the perfect complement to any meal or gathering. The light yet full-flavored homemade red wine vinegar dressing can be made ahead for ease when serving. Enjoy the leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch!

Ingredients

Scale

Main Ingredients:

Dressing:


Instructions

Dressing:

  1. To prepare vinaigrette, whisk together all dressing ingredients except EVOO. Once combined, add EVOO, whisk and store in refrigerator until ready to use. (This vinaigrette also makes a great salad dressing.)

Salad:

  1. Cook quinoa according to directions on box or package. Allow quinoa to cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combine main ingredients. Pour dressing over main ingredients and toss together. Enjoy!

Notes

Dairy-free: Eliminate the feta cheese.

We recommend organic ingredients when feasible. 

Keywords: Appetizers, Gluten-Free, Side Dishes

Category :Recipes
Method :Make Ahead Meal
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