Quinoa Greek Salad
by Collette White | 29 May, 2019
Good Morning friends! I hope this finds you all well. I am a little overdue with this Quinoa Greek Salad recipe I promised (in fact I am a little overdue with pretty much everything this year – seriously, how is it June in just a couple of days?!) but I am just sneaking it in before Winter ‘officially’ starts – ‘officially’ because it was only 2 degrees C here at 8am this morning so I feel that Winter is already here in Tasmania as Snow is all on the Mountains around me! I hope you love this recipe as much as my family … be sure to read the ‘notes’ section at the end, loads of tips and ideas for you all.
1 cup quinoa
20 cherry tomatoes
1 green capsicum – roughly diced
1 long cucumber – roughly diced
½ large spanish onion – thinly sliced
½ bunch flat leaf parsley – roughly shredded
120g feta – cut into cubes
2 tblspns oil of choice *
2 tblspns lemon juice
½ tblspns dried oregano leaves
½ clove garlic – grated
Extra good pinch salt and pepper
Cook quinoa as per packet, drain and set aside to cool for at least 15 minutes.
Add all ingredients to a large bowl, including the quinoa and mix thoroughly.
Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
- If you have time, prepare the quinoa earlier. You really want to avoid adding hot quinoa to the salad ingredients as this will make some of them go soggy and warped
- If the feta or olives come in oil, I use that instead of ‘plain’ bottled oil – it adds more flavour
- Pitted olives are best in this recipe – if you use olives with seeds, be sure to let everyone eating the salad know, so no teeth get broken
- Perfect as a side dish to roast chicken, rissoles, koftas, bbq … really anything!
- You can bulk this up further and turn it into a main meal or gorgeous lunch by adding chickpeas and quartered boiled eggs or leftover shredded chicken or diced lamb
Wishing you a truly wonderful week ahead! I look forward to connecting with you more again soon.
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