Greek Quinoa Salad

August 11, 2015

Author Notes: Greek Salad is one of my all-time favorite salads during the Summer months. Lately, I’ve been adding quinoa to my salads. It’s a great way to add protein to a salad, without adding meat. This Greek Quinoa Salad is so refreshing and gorgeous – it screams “SUMMER”. The lemony dressing adds an abundant of flavor and is a great change from the red wine dressing.Malibu Kitchen

Serves: 8

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 small spring fresh oregano
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • Salt to taste

Salad

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 2 small Persian cucumbers, cubed
  • 6 ounces Feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 cup pitted kalamata black olives
  • 1/2 cup Italian parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked according to package
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. In a small bowl or mason jar, add dressing ingredients and whisk or shake – set a side.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the chopped salad ingredients together, add the quinoa, pour dressing on top, and mix. Salad is best if it sits out at room temperature for 30 minutes prior to serving.

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