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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

This Mediterranean quinoa salad is a light, easy side dish.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 246kcal
Cost $1.12 per serving

Ingredients

Ingredients for Salad:

  • 4 cups cooked quinoa (8 ounces dry quinoa)
  • 1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives chopped
  • 1 small cucumber chopped
  • 1 red pepper chopped
  • 2 tbs diced red onion
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 4 leaves of basil for garnish

Ingredients for Dressing:

  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 1 tbs red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Instructions

  • Rinse the quinoa and cook it according to the package directions.
  • Prepare the other salad ingredients except for the basil and stir them together in a large bowl. Add the cooked quinoa.
  • Stir together the dressing ingredients in a small bowl to combine well.
  • Pour the dressing over the quinoa salad and stir. Taste and adjust the seasonings as desired. Garnish the salad with chopped fresh basil. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition

Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 383mg | Potassium: 376mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 840IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2mg