Greek Quinoa Salad

 

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This time of year makes me restless.
I want the heat of summer.  I want the wind to go away.  I don’t want the threat of snow anymore.
It’s not quite summer, but there are hints of it teasing us.  It’s enough to drive one insane!

One of the ways I pretend it is summer is to BBQ.  All.  The.  Time.
It’s like having the BBQ going means that summer has to be here.  It has to be here.  It has to be here…

I digress…this post is about salad.
Greek Quinoa Salad.
Which, coincidentally goes amazingly with BBQ chicken!

This recipe was an experiment combining two of my favourite foods:  quinoa and greek salad!
You can’t really go wrong with a good greek salad dressing and what ever salad fixings you like…
…adding quinoa just seemed like the right thing to do.  🙂
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Fresh.  Healthy.  Delish!

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Greek Quinoa Salad

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp red vinegar add more or less according to your tastebuds!
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • salt & pepper

Salad Ingredients

  • 1 cup black olives regular or kalamata
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 cup cooked & cooled quinoa
  • 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1/2 cup chopped bell peppers
  • 2 in tomatoes chopped (or cut a handful of grape tomatoes half)
  • 1 tbsp minced red onion

Instructions

  1. Whisk together all the salad dressing ingredients. Set aside.
  2. In a salad bowl, toss all the salad ingredients with the dressing.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Dressing recipe adapted from the Joy of Cooking

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Tips!

  • This recipe is perfect for using up leftover quinoa.
  • It’s great served with anything BBQ’d, especially roasted chicken.
  • You can serve this salad immediately, or it’s even better served after it has sat for a while (an hour or so, or even the next day!)

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So today again, I will turn on my BBQ and pretend that we aren’t going to get snow, in May, this Thursday.  I’m keeping positive…
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Have a delicious (and warm sunny) day!

 

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13 Comments

  • Reply Elena @ La Petite Vie May 22, 2012 at 3:36 PM What an awesome photo, love all the bright colors! Thanks so much for the great recipe, sounds so light and refreshing for the upcoming hot summer days!
  • Reply Courtenay@Creek Line House May 22, 2012 at 4:23 PM Yummo! I love a good salad recipe for Summer. Especially one like this that I can use as a side for a couple of days. Love the simplicity of it to. And snow? Really? I have parents and friends who live near you, I'll have to warn them!
  • Reply Lisa Scibilia May 22, 2012 at 5:49 PM Mmm that sounds wonderful! We just started making quinoa at home and I needed some more recipes so thank you!!
  • Reply Ali Richardson May 22, 2012 at 7:20 PM I have still yet to try Quinoa. We shall see if I take the leap :) This looks like yummy!
  • Reply The Single Nester May 22, 2012 at 10:24 PM I love quinoa and can't wait to try this.
  • Reply Rebecca May 23, 2012 at 6:49 AM I am always on the look out for good recipes for quinoa and this salad is a fab idea. Becks x
  • Reply Jo-Ann May 25, 2012 at 12:19 PM I really like quinoa and am looking forward to trying this reciepe. Thank you for sharing it with us. Blessings, Jo-Ann
  • Reply hardydanielle May 26, 2012 at 9:55 PM Mmm i love salads- and this one looks delightful! Thanks so much for sharing lovely <3
  • Reply Anu@My Dream Canvas May 28, 2012 at 5:37 AM This looks delicious. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas. Take care Anu
  • Reply Micah and Katie July 15, 2012 at 12:23 AM This was a very delicious salad! Thanks for the great recipe.
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