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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

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  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: sides
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: mediterranean
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

A healthy Mediterranean Quinoa Salad filled with fresh veggies, creamy feta, salty olives, and plenty of fresh herbs. Heart healthy quinoa provides the base for this delicious (and easy!) salad that everyone will love!


Ingredients

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  • 2 cups cooked and cooled quinoa
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup artichoke hearts, quartered
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 cup kalamata olives, halved
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 6 oz feta cheese

Greek Dressing

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (plus more to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Add the cooled quinoa, kalamata olives, marinated artichoke hearts, red onion, cherry tomatoes, parsley, and feta cheese to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Make the dressing by combining all of the ingredients in a high powered blender or food processor and blend until well combined.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad ingredients and then stir the salad together until everything is well combined.
  4. Transfer the salad to a serving bowl, garnish with extra fresh parsley, serve and enjoy!