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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad in a white bowl

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad


  • Author: Colleen
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad makes for a simple and healthy lunch, dinner, or side dish. This flavorful dish is full of fresh vegetables, hearty quinoa, filling chickpeas and tossed in a tasty lemon dressing.


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Ingredients

Salad:

  • 1 cup quinoa cooked according to the package directions
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives, cut in half

Dressing:

  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl whisk together the ingredients for the lemon dressing: juice from 1 lemon, olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, oregano, dill, thyme, salt and pepper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl toss together the cooked quinoa with the chickpeas, tomato, cucumber, avocado, red onion, and olives. Pour in the lemon dressing and toss again.

Notes

I wanted to keep this recipe vegan, but adding feta cheese would be a great addition!

  • Category: side dish
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: serves 6
  • Calories: 271
  • Sugar: 3.4g
  • Fat: 12.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 34.4g
  • Fiber: 7.4g
  • Protein: 8.2g

Keywords: mediterranean quinoa salad, mediterranean salad, quinoa salad, healthy side dish