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Greek Quinoa Salad with forks and napkins
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5 from 1 vote

Greek Quinoa Salad Bowl

A perfect Greek salad filled with ripe tomatoes, crispy cucumbers, red onion, fruity Kalamata olives and feta cheese dressed with a simple vinaigrette and tossed together with fiber-rich, naturally gluten-free quinoa and shredded greens. Perfect on its own or as a side to grilled chicken!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Cooling2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 35 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Greek
Servings: 8
Calories: 480kcal

Ingredients

Quinoa

  • 2 cups quinoa
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • ½ tsp kosher salt

Vinaigrette

  • cup canola
  • cup extra virgin olive oil
  • cup red wine vinegar
  • ¾ tsp garlic powder
  • tsp dried oregano
  • ¾ tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp pepper

Toppings

  • 1 cup chopped greens spinach, swiss chard, kale
  • 2 cups cucumbers chopped
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes chopped
  • ¾ cup red onion chopped
  • 1 cup feta cheese
  • Kalamata olives optional

Instructions

  • Prepare quinoa according to Perfectly Cooked Quinoa.
  • While the quinoa is cooking add all dressing ingredients to a jar and shake vigorously. Pour half of the dressing over the warm quinoa. Allow the quinoa/dressing mixture to cool completely.
  • While the quinoa is cooling prep all the toppings. Once it is cool place all the remaining ingredients in a bowl and toss. Add more dressing to taste.

Notes

Tips & Tricks
  • Pour the dressing onto the still warm quinoa. The warm quinoa soaks up the dressing flavors.
  • Dice the tomatoes, cucumbers, and red onions the same size. Texture in a salad like this is important. 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 480kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 980mg | Potassium: 516mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1128IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 151mg | Iron: 3mg