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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

  • Author: Alexis Joseph
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 5 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Mediterranean Quinoa Salad is the ultimate healthy lunch packed with veggies and the best dressing!


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For the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

For the salad:

  • 1 1/2 cups quinoa (uncooked)
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 medium cucumber, de-seeded and chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 large red onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 3/4 cup feta cheese
  • 3/4 cup kalamata olives, pitted and halved
  • 1 cup parsley, loosely packed and finely chopped


  1. Place quinoa and water in a medium pot. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer covered for about 15 minutes, or until quinoa is cooked through. Fluff with a fork.
  2. Whisk together the dressing ingredients and set aside.
  3. Place cucumber, pepper, red onion, tomatoes, feta, olives, and parsley in a large bowl. Add cooked quinoa, stirring to combine.
  4. Pour dressing over salad and toss to combine. Serve!