Greek Quinoa

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Greek Quinoa
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 4

Chopped Kalamata olives, cucumber and feta cheese add the taste of the Greek islands to quinoa for this delicious vegetarian side dish.

Sarah Caron
Updated April 24, 2012



  • 1
    cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed, well drained
  • 2
    cups water
  • 1
    cucumber, peeled, very thinly sliced
  • 1/2
    red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2
    cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/2
    cup crumbled feta cheese (2 oz)
  • 1/4
    cup chopped pitted kalamata olives

Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing

  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4
    cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2
    cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


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  • 1
    In 2-quart saucepan, heat quinoa and water to boiling; reduce heat. Cover; simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until all water is absorbed.
  • 2
    In large bowl, toss cooked quinoa, cucumber, bell pepper, onion, cheese and olives.
  • 3
    In small bowl, mix dressing ingredients with whisk. Pour over salad and toss well. Cover; refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving.

  • The amount of vinaigrette may seem like a lot for this dish, but it’s not. The longer the salad chills, the more the quinoa will soak up the dressing.
  • Remove the seeds from the cucumber before slicing, if desired.
  • This salad is great served alongside grilled chicken or as a meatless entrée.

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