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Close up shot of a bowl of Greek Quinoa salad

15+ Nutritious Summer Salad Recipes: Greek Quinoa Salad

  • Author: Alex Aldeborgh
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: serves 6-8 as a side 1x
  • Category: salads
  • Cuisine: Greek
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This Greek quinoa salad is packed full of fresh vegetables and topped with a zesty homemade Greek dressing! Plus, 9 more healthy summer salad recipes that are easy to prepare, refreshing, and so delicious.


Ingredients

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Greek Quinoa Salad

  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 1 cup dry green lentils
  • 1 cucumber, quartered lengthwise and sliced thinly
  • Half a red onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • Half a pint of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives, halved
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese, crumbed
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Dressing

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. Cook quinoa and lentils on the stovetop according to package instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, chop all the veggies, olives, and herbs. Set aside.
  3. Make the dressing by whisking together all dressing ingredients except olive oil in a small bowl. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil while whisking, until dressing is cohesive and creamy looking.
  4. Let lentils and quinoa cool to room temperature. Then, mix them together with the veggies, olives, and herbs in a large mixing bowl.
  5. Pour dressing into the bowl and continue to mix salad until everything is well coated.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Serve immediately, or save it for later! 

Notes

Keeps very well in the fridge in a sealed container for up to 5 days.

Can easily be made vegan by using maple syrup instead of honey in the dressing, and by eliminating the feta cheese. If you eliminate cheese, consider adding a little more salt to taste, or using a vegan feta cheese.

Keywords: Greek quinoa salad, salad with lentils, summer salads