This Greek Quinoa Salad has all of the same flavors as a traditional Greek Salad, but with quinoa. The quinoa adds great texture and heartiness. It is great served alongside grilled vegetables, chicken, or fish. You can also serve this as a super healthy main dish.
Simple ingredients add up to great, complex flavors!
- 3 1/2 cups vegetable broth
- 2 cups quinoa1 cup halved grape tomatoes
- 3/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1/2 cup sliced pitted kalamata olives
- 1/2 cup minced red onion
- 1/2 cup diced cucumber
- 1/2 cup chickpeas
- 4 ounces chopped feta cheese or more to taste
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 2 cloves chopped garlic
- Juice of 2 lemons
- salt and ground black pepper to taste
Bring broth and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer quinoa to a large bowl and set aside to cool, about 10 minutes.
Mix tomatoes, parsley, kalamata olives, onion, cucumber, chickpea, feta cheese, olive oil, vinegar, and garlic into quinoa. Squeeze lemon juice over quinoa salad, season with salt and pepper, and toss to coat. Chill in refrigerator, 1 to 4 hours.