Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Posted by: on Mar 19, 2012 | 7 Comments

Serves 4 (The two of us usually get lunch and dinner out of this.)

Quinoa has quickly become one of my favorite grains. It’s delicious and full of protein. In fact, it has a complete amino acid profile. Just add some vegetables and I am salivating. I especially love this particular dish because it’s versatile. There are many ways to serve it depending on your mood. For dinner tonight, we had a wrap (Ezekiel sprouted grain wraps are amazing) with the quinoa salad and sliced avocado. We even added a little sriracha (because seriously, what’s a meal without sriracha?). For more variations, see below.

Ingredients

1 c. Red quinoa

1/4 Lg. onion

2 Sm. tomatoes

3 Sm. sweet mini peppers

Kalamata olives

Fresh parsley

Fresh basil

Olive oil

Balsamic vinegar

Salt

Pepper

Preparation

  1. Cook the quinoa according to the package directions.
  2. While the quinoa is cooking, dice the onion, tomatoes, peppers, olives, parsley, and basil.
  3. Place these ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  4. Once the quinoa is done (15 minutes), add to the bowl of vegetables.
  5. Dress with olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper.

Mediterranean quinoa salad before adding additional serving options.

Serving Options

This salad could be served in a variety of ways. I enjoy eating it by itself, over greens, or in a wrap. I also enjoy adding diced or sliced avocado, humus, or feta cheese to spice things up.

7 Comments

  1. Diane
    March 20, 2012

    I’m making the Mediterranean Quinoa Salad tomorrow; we’re having company (you know who)and this sounds perfect! Hali, how do you print these recipes directly from the blog? I can send myself an email and do it from there, but would be great to print for those of us who still use “paper” in the kitchen.

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    • Hali
      March 20, 2012

      I’ll have to look into the printing thing. I’m not sure. I hope you enjoy this recipe! I love it. :)

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  2. mom
    March 20, 2012

    Wow, this looks really good. I used to make tabouleh sometimes when you were kids and we had fresh cukes and tomatoes from the garden. Seems to me, you liked it.

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    • Hali
      March 20, 2012

      I use cucumbers in this sometimes too. I didn’t this time because I didn’t have any. :) But they certainly make a good addition.

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  3. mom
    March 20, 2012

    Oh, wow! I just found out I can have some tomorrow! Now I’M salivating! Thanks, Diane!

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  4. Genevieve
    March 21, 2012

    This looks so good, I can’t wait to try this at home later!

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    • Hali
      March 21, 2012

      Thank you, Genevieve! I certainly hope you enjoy.

      Reply

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