Simple Quinoa Greek Salad, a simple twist on traditional Greek-style salads with added quinoa for a boost of plant-based protein. Easy and healthy!
Author:Kristina Todini, RDN
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:10 minutes
Total Time:20 minutes
Yield:6 servings 1x
1 cup quinoa, cooked and cooled
1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1 cup (6 ounces) kalamata olives, drained
1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes, drained (reserve oil)
1 cup marinated artichokes, drained and sliced
4 ounces feta cheese
2 tablespoons olive oil (or use reserved sun dried tomato oil)
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
pinch of salt and pepper
First, cook quinoa according to package instructions. Typically this means combining the 1 cup quinoa with 2 cups water in a small saucepan, bringing to a boil, then covering and cooking for 10-12 minutes, or until quinoa absorbs water and is soft and fluffy.
Meanwhile, to a large mixing bowl add chopped romaine lettuce, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, marinated artichokes, and feta cheese. After quinoa is cooked, add to the salad mixture with 2 tablespoons olive oil (or reserved sun-dried tomato oil for extra flavor), red wine vinegar, and a pinch of salt and pepper.