Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
This Mediterranean quinoa salad is a light, easy side dish.
Cost $1.12 per serving
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
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.
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