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Greek Infused Quinoa Salad
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Greek Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean
Keyword: Greek quinoa salad, Greek quinoa salad with lemon
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 491kcal
Author: Samantha Ferraro
Cost: $5

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped finely
  • Few sprigs of fresh oregano
  • 1/2 cup Quinoa
  • 1 cup Chicken or vegetable stock low sodium
  • 1/2 cup Pitted Kalamata olives roughly chopped
  • 4 ounces Feta cheese cut into cubes
  • 1 can of artichoke hearts drained, rinsed and cut in half
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • Few leaves of fresh mint

Lemon Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 cup Olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 Large lemon zested and juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • Ground black pepper

Instructions

  • In a small pot, drizzle olive oil over medium heat and saute chopped garlic and oregano for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the quinoa, stirring around so all the kernels are coated with the oil and it starts to toast.
  • Pour in broth and give everything one good stir. Cover with a lid and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for about 40 minutes until all liquid has evaporated and quinoa is tender.
  • Fluff quinoa with a fork and let cool.
  • Once quinoa is cool enough, add olives, feta, artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes and fresh mint.
  • To make the vinaigrette, use another bowl and whisk the olive oil, honey, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Start by pouring half of the vinaigrette onto the salad and add more if needed.

Notes

Greek quinoa salad should last in the fridge for up to 3 days. 
To keep the salad as fresh as possible, add the mint right before serving to avoid wilting.

Nutrition

Calories: 491kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 26g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 963mg | Potassium: 333mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 379IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 175mg | Iron: 2mg