Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Posted in Salads

I think that people think that if you love cooking and baking you must love most foods. Well, I’m not sure about the others but I don’t. For example, I will never be able to clean up a fish and then cut and cook it, same goes for chicken. I also don’t like quinoa, brown rice, squash, tofu and other foods that are supposed to be good for you (and me). But sometimes when I manage to camouflage these ingredients I end up having a really good and healthy dish.

 

It’s all good as long as I don’t know about or feel the taste of the original unwanted ingredient.

 

My husband on the other hand loves this healthy nutrition stuff, so when I make something that is extra healthy using wholesome ingredients and some of the ingredients I don’t particularly like it’s a win-win; because then my husband is happy, the kids are eating even healthier and I get a bonus – extra vitamins and minerals for me.

 

The real challenge is usually thinking of a way to camouflage these ingredients. Keeping this in mind, imagine how thrilled I was when I made quinoa salad and it turned out so delicious.

 

This Mediterranean quinoa salad is full of flavor and screams “refreshingly healthy”. Give it a try 🙂

 

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad with feta cheese, kalamata olives, oregano, basil

 

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian
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A refreshing salad with feta cheese, sun dried tomatoes, kalamata olives and quinoa. It's like spring in your spoon.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Cooked Quinoa
  • ½ cup Chopped Bell Pepper
  • 3 Sun Dried Tomatoes - Chopped
  • ¼ cup Kalamata Olives - Chopped (You can also use black olives)
  • ½ cup Crumbled Feta Cheese
  • 1 tsp Chopped Fresh Oregano
  • ½ tsp Chopped Fresh Basil (about 1 large leaf)
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
Instructions
  1. Mix all the ingredients together and serve.

 

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad with feta cheese, kalamata olives, oregano, basil


  1. Shelley - May 29, 2013

    Yummmm..Looks very red…did you use red quinoa?

    • Maya Moscovich - May 29, 2013

      I did Shelley. It just looks so much more festive to me 🙂

  2. Yum! I’m always looking for ways to spice up quinoa! I’m a huge fan of sun dried tomatoes so can’t wait to try this out. 

    • Maya Moscovich - July 31, 2013

      You’re going to love it Sara, it’s such a great dish! especially in the summer 🙂
      Don’t forget to tell me how it was after you try it 🙂