MEDITERRANEAN QUINOA SALAD

Check out this Mediterranean quinoa salad by Hummusapien! This light and refreshing meatless dish pairs fluffy quinoa with crispy vegetables like cucumber, bell peppers and cherry tomatoes.



Ingredients for servings

    dressing

  • 0.25 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 0.25 cup red wine vinegar

  • 0.5 tablespoon pure maple syrup

  • 0.5 tablespoon dried oregano

  • 0.75 teaspoon salt

  • 0.25 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • salad

  • 1.5 cups uncooked quinoa (certified gluten-free if necessary)

  • 2.5 cups water

  • 1 medium cucumber de-seeded and chopped

  • 1 medium red bell pepper chopped

  • 0.5 large red onion chopped

  • 1.5 cups cherry tomatoes chopped

  • 0.75 cup feta cheese

  • 0.75 cup Kalamata olives pitted and halved

  • 1 cup parsley loosely packed and finely chopped

Directions

  • Rinse the quinoa under running water with a fine-meshed strainer and drain. Place the quinoa in water using 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.

  • Whisk together the dressing ingredients and set aside.

  • Place cucumber, pepper, red onion, tomatoes, feta, olives, and parsley in a large bowl. Add cooked quinoa, stirring to combine.

  • Pour dressing over salad and toss to combine. Serve!

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