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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

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Prep

10 minutes

Cook

20 minutes

Yield

6

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

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

5 from 16 votes
This Mediterranean quinoa salad is fresh, easy, and the perfect healthy lunch loaded with flavor.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Vegan Meals
Cuisine Dairy-Free, Mediterranean-Inspired, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 6
Calories 470 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 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.

Video

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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: 6 | Calories: 470kcal | Carbohydrates: 67.3g | Protein: 16.6g | Fat: 18.8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.2g | Cholesterol: 11.1mg | Sodium: 533.5mg | Fiber: 11.7g | Sugar: 2.7g
Review This Recipe Let us know how it was!
Marie

5 stars
This is the best quinoa salad I’ve tasted! It makes a perfect light lunch.

Maria Koutsogiannis

thank you, marie!

Colleen

5 stars
Another great recipe! Keeping this on rotation, thanks so much!

Maria Koutsogiannis

thank you so much!

Ivy

5 stars
A beautiful refreshing salad, and an excellent way to use extra vegetables from my garden!

Maria Koutsogiannis

yes!!!!!

Pamela

5 stars
I loved the salad so so so much, but I think I didn’t leave the quinoa enough, it watered down the salad!

Maria Koutsogiannis

next time let it cool completely

Charlene

5 stars
Delicious! This will be a go-to recipe for me, I am a student and like to prepare my food so I don’t waste time. A great salad to pack and go.

Kelly

5 stars
Amazing salad! Once again the flavor profile is delicious.

Maria Koutsogiannis

hey kelly! Thank you!

Carla

5 stars
This recipe is perfect to make when you are trying to eat healthier during the workweek. I make it on Sunday then pack it for lunch for several days.

Maria Koutsogiannis

thank you so much carla!

Emily

5 stars
Great recipe! Fresh tasting, easy and healthy!

Maria Koutsogiannis

yes, thank you so much emily

Julia

5 stars
I made this last week and then again for a friend dinner, I got asked for the recipe! Makes a great potluck dish or make it for lunches for the week.

Maria Koutsogiannis

thank you julia!

Kristen

5 stars
I made it. Super easy, yummy, and healthy. Thanks, for the recipe !

Maria Koutsogiannis

you are so welcome!

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