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. 

Ingredients

1 cup quinoa

20 cherry tomatoes

20 olives 

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

Method

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.

Notes

  • 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.
Take Care of You,