Greek Quinoa Salad Recipe

I love Greek food.  There’s this restaurant here in Tucson called My Big Fat Greek Restaurant – it’s one of our favorites.  Their menu offers plenty of delicious options, but our favorite meal is called “The Meat Lover’s Platter – Symposium of Ecstasy”.
This massive platter of meat, vegetables, moussaka, lemon potatoes, rice, and pita bread is incredibly delicious and I love that I can try a little of everything, but, the thing is so big that when we order it for 2 (the minimum), it feeds us for a week. Did I mention that all of that comes with a Greek salad to start?  Well, their salad is what inspired this dish.  We will always go back to the restaurant for the “Symposium of Ecstasy,” but I wanted us to be able to enjoy some Greek flavors at home, in a healthier way.
Greek Quinoa Salad : So Very Blessed
This salad definitely hits the spot for us!  It combines quinoa (which I cook in chicken broth for extra flavor), crunchy vegetables, fresh herbs (I guess technically “herb,” singular),  tangy red wine vinegar, salty kalamata olives, and crumbled feta cheese.  AKA, a bowl full of deliciousness that will make and keep you feeling full.
You could eat this right after mixing together the ingredients, but I highly suggest you leave it in the fridge for a few hours for the flavors to meld!
Greek Quinoa Salad : So Very Blessed
Greek Quinoa Salad
Serves: 6 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • ½ medium cucumber, sliced and quartered
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • ½ cup kalamata olives, chopped
  • ½ cup crumbled feta
  • 2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tbs red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Pour all ingredients into a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Stir to combine.
  3. Store in the refrigerator for a few hours before serving. Serve chilled.

Comments

  1. says

    Try cooking the quinoa in chicken brother and replace some of the chicken broth with fat-free greek salad drsg adds another dimension to the quinoa. I make this salad minus the tomatoes and olives for me, but I put them on the side for others. I lay a bed of baby lettuces (spring mix) on a platter, run the quinoa down the middle, place the veggies around the sides and place the feta and herbs on the top. Then people have the options of toppings. Great for a potluck or summer bbq.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Rate this recipe: