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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Prep

10 minutes

Cook

20 minutes

Yield

6

This Mediterranean quinoa salad is a healthy salad you can meal prep for lunches for the week. It’s filling from the quinoa, and fresh and delicious from the fresh herbs, and veggies. This is a great salad to whip up for a healthy meal.

Fresh ingredients for Mediterranean quinoa salad in a white bowl

Why you’ll love this Mediterranean quinoa salad:

  • Quick & Easy: This recipe is super easy to make and will only take 30 minutes to create
  • Fresh: The fresh veggies combined with the flavors of fresh mint & oregano make this salad super refreshing
  • Versatile: Tailor this recipe with the veggies you have on hand, the herbs you have available or the seasoning you prefer

Ingredients for Mediterranean quinoa salad

Ingredient Notes:

Quinoa: A hearty, plant-based source of protein. Quinoa is so good for you. It has fiber, iron, antioxidants, and the best part is, it’s so easy to make and prep in advance.

Herbs: I used fresh oregano and mint for this recipe, but you can experiment with different fresh herbs you have on hand or are trying to use up.

Avocado: Avocadoes are a healthy fat that are not only filling, but also have a lot of benefits. They are a great source of potassium, fiber, folate, and not to mention they’re so good and creamy.

Pot of water and quinoa on the stove

How to make Mediterranean quinoa salad:

  1. Into a large bowl, combine all the ingredients apart from the avocado and stir till combined.
  2. You can store it in the refrigerator in individual containers or 1 large container.
  3. When serving, serve with the desired amount of avocado on top or tossed into your serving size.
  4. I recommend 1 avocado for 4 servings.

Mediterranean quinoa salad in a serving dish with serving spoons

Expert Tips & FAQ:

Storage: This salad will last up to 5 days in a tightly sealed container in the fridge.

Avocado: Be sure to only add the avocado when serving/eating. If you’re doing meal prep style then add just before you eat it.

Additions: You can add ingredients like olives, capers, bell peppers, or cucumber too! Have fun with this salad.

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Mediterranean quinoa salad in a bowl with serving spoons

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Vegan Meals
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean Inspired, Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy-Free
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This Mediterranean quinoa salad is fresh, easy, and the perfect healthy lunch loaded with flavor.


Ingredients

Scale

3 cups cooked quinoa, cooled

1 1/2 cups assorted cherry tomatoes, halved

8 radishes, trimmed and quartered

1/2 cup of vegan or regular feta

1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped

3 tbsp. fresh oregano, chopped

Juice of 1 lemon

2 tbsp. olive oil

1 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

1 avocado, pitted and cut into cubes


Instructions

Into a large bowl, combine all the ingredients apart from the avocado and stir till combined.

You can store it in the refrigerator in individual containers or 1 large container.

When serving, serve with the desired amount of avocado on top or tossed into your serving size. I recommend 1 avocado for 4 servings.

Notes

This salad will last up to 5 days in a tightly sealed container in the fridge.

Be sure to only add the avocado when serving/eating.  If you’re doing meal prep style then add just before you eat it.

You can add ingredients like olives, capers, bell peppers, or cucumber too! Have fun with this salad!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 6
  • Calories: 470
  • Sugar: 2.7g
  • Sodium: 533.5mg
  • Fat: 18.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4.2g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 67.3g
  • Fiber: 11.7g
  • Protein: 16.6g
  • Cholesterol: 11.1mg

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